Capture of H.B.M. Sloop-of-War "Frolic" by the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Wasp"

Object Number: 
c. 1812
Black ink and wash and graphite on beige paper, inlaid in a larger sheet
Overall: 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. ( 15.9 x 23.8 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
signature: lower right: "W. Strickland Desgn. et Del." inscription: lower left: "Drawn for the Naval Chronicle" inscription: title: Wasp and Frolic, 1st view"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in black ink: "W. Stickland. Desgn. et Del."; at lower left: "Drawn for the Naval Chronicle"; at lower center in brown ink: "Wasp and Frolic. 1st view"; verso inscribed in upper half of sheet in graphite: "Wasp Capt. Jones. 18. Oct. 1812 / P dent Biddle. / Frolic Cap. Whinyates 18. Gun / Both Wasp & Frolic were captured on the same / day Oct. 18 by ship Poicteers 74 guns, & [illegible] / Bermuda"
Gallery Label: 
This view depicts the engagement between the Unied States sloop-of-war Wasp, 18 guns, Master Commandant Jacob Jones, and the British sloop-of-war Frolic, 22 guns, Captain Thomas Whinyates, in the Atlantic ocean between Bermuda and Halifax on October 18, 1812. Two hours after the capture of the British ship-of-the-line Poictiers, 74 guns, hove in sight and compelled the two smaller ships to surrender.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Naval History Society Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group