Escape of H.M.S. Belvidera from the U.S. Frigate President
Oil on canvas
Overall: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm ) Framed: 18 3/4 × 24 × 2 1/8 in. (47.6 × 61 × 5.4 cm)
signed: lower left: "T. Buttersworth."
Marine view of the first naval action of the War of 1812; U.S. Frigate President pictured at right, exchanging cannon fire with the Belvidera; other ships of the pursuing American squadron are in the distance.
This painting was purchased by the donor from the Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1959.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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