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Engagement Between the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Hornet" and Brig H.M.S. "Peacock"

Object Number: 
1939.602
Date: 
after 1816
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, gouache, and graphite on paper, laid on board
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/8 x 8 5/8 in. ( 15.6 x 21.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Paper label affixed bottom center: Hornet and Peacock. Paper label affixed to mount, back.
Inscriptions: 
Etiquette on mount inscribed in black ink: "Hornet and Peacock"; label attached to reverse of board at lower right inscribed in graphite: "painted by Garneray / No 109 faubourg St Denis"; label attached at center in green ink: "End of the action that took place / the 24th of february 1813 off Demerara / river between the United States Sloop / of War Hornet Cne Jmes Lawrence / and the British Brig Peacock / Cne Wmes Peake / State of the Ships / Hornet 16 guns 150 men / Peacock 70 guns 140 men su
Description: 
Marine
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James Barnes
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group