Battle of Lake Erie

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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
Gallery Label: 
This depicts Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, over the British fleet commanded by Commodore Robert H. Barclay.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group