A View of the City of Boston the Capital of New England, in North America–Vue de la Ville de Boston, Capital de la Nouvelle Angleterre dan l'Amerique Septentrioinale

Various artists/makers

Not on view

Allegorical figures are used here to comment on a Treaty of Alliance, which France and the United States formed in 1778, during the Revolutionary War--promising to support one another if attacked by the British. For France, this guaranteed the support of the United States if Britain were to break the peace. Britannia is shown climbing over a French shield and the treaty, to confront soldiers. Behind are figures representing Peace and Plenty.

No image available

Open Access

As part of the Met's Open Access policy, you can freely copy, modify and distribute this image, even for commercial purposes.


Public domain data for this object can also be accessed using the Met's Open Access API.