Battle of Lake Erie
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper, laid on canvas, nailed to a stretcher
Overall: 20 x 26 x 2 in. ( 50.8 x 66 x 5.1 cm ) mat: 28 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 2 in. ( 71.8 x 56.5 x 5.1 cm )
Signed at lower right outside image in ochre gouache: "G. Ropes."; inscribed to right of center outside image: "BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE, BETWEEN THE U.S. FLEET, / COM. PERRY & B.M. FLEET, COM. BARCLAY"; numerous letters inside image identified at lower left of center outside image
This depicts Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, over the British fleet commanded by Commodore Robert H. Barclay.
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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