Attack on the British Tender "Alligator" by Three American Gunboats

Object Number: 
c. 1815
Watercolor and graphite on thin card
Overall: 10 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 27 x 36.2 cm ) frame: 12 x 15 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 40 cm )
inscriptions: Inscribed bottom front. Small portion of embossed stamp, lower left corner.
Inscribed at lower center outside image in gray ink: "View of an attack on the Alligator (Tender to His Majesty's Ship Hebrus) under the command of / Mr J Creagh Midshipman -- by three American gunboats off the South Eddisto Inlet. South Carolina. / on the evening of the 29th of Jany 1815. From the great superiority of the force of the enemy the Alligator / was obliged to strike her colours after a very obstinate resistance."; below at left: "English Force. / Alligator 30 men / 1 gun"; below at
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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Creative: Tronvig Group