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Capture of the U.S. Frigate "President" by a British Squadron

Object Number: 
1963.159
Date: 
c. 1815
Medium: 
Watercolor, brown ink, and touches of white gouache on paper, laid on paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 13 1/8 x 20 3/4 in. ( 33.3 x 52.7 cm ) frame: 19 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 49.5 x 67.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
signed: faded ink, lower right: "[illegible]"
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed along lower edge outside image in brown ink: "Capture of the United States Frigate President. S. Decature Esq Commander. by a British Fleet* consisting of a Seventy-four, & Three Frigates, J Hays Esq. Commander / January 15th AD 1815"; at lower right: "*Majestic 74 Endymion 40 Tenedos 38 Pomone 30"
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group