Capture of the Algerian Frigate "Mashuda" by the American Squadron Under Command of Commodore Stephen Decatur.

Object Number: 
1963.161
Date: 
1815
Medium: 
Brown ink and wash, watercolor, and green gouache on two pieces of paper, laid on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 7/8 x 22 7/8 in. ( 47.9 x 58.1 cm ) frame: 27 x 30 x 1 1/4 in. ( 68.6 x 76.2 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
inscriptions: Olds # 840
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed in Arabic in North African style along lower edge on separate piece of paper in brown ink (in translation): "This is the figth of Hamid with the Americans. The size of the American force was four frigates, a sloop-of-war, and four brigs or schooners. The battle lasted about five hours. June 1815."
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group