Steel engraving, 10 3/4 x 8 1/8. The Death Warrant Of Major Andre. "He placed his hand on the table & cheerfully said, I am ready at any moment." Executed from the original painting by A. Chappel. Engraved by G.R. Hall. Published in 1856 by Martin & Johnson, N.Y. Light age toning and wear.
Major John Andre was a British officer during the American Revolution. He was hung as a spy by the Continental Army on October 2, 1780. He had been found guilty of trying to assist Benedict Arnold in his plan to surrender the fort at West Point to the British.