Capture of the Algerian Frigate "Mashuda" by the American Squadron Under Command of Commodore Stephen Decatur.
Brown ink and wash, watercolor, and green gouache on two pieces of paper, laid on canvas
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 )
inscriptions: Olds # 840
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."
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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