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The Fall of Washington or Maddy in Full Flight

This illustration, titled "The Fall of Washington or Maddy in Full Flight," was created in October 1814 by Samuel William Fores, also known as S. W. Fores. This British cartoon depicts the retreat of President James Madison during the invasion of Washington, D.C. by British troops in the War of 1812. Underneath the illustration is a quotation from William Shakespeare's "Macbeth." It reads, "Death of thy Soul. Those linen cheeks of thine; Are Counsellors to fear."
S. W. Fores
Date of Work
October 4, 1814
Library of Congress