Capture of the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Wasp" by H.M.S. "Poictiers"
Watercolor, black ink, scratching out, and graphite on paper
Overall: 10 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. ( 27 x 38.4 cm )
inscriptions: Hand-written inscription in ink: H.M.S. Poictiers on 18th October 1812, in lat. 37 12 N. & long 66 2 W. falling in with, & capturing the U.S. sloop of war Wasp, & her prize H.M. Brig Frolic, which the Wasp had captured the morning of the sam
Inscribed along lower edge outside image in black and brown ink: "H.M.S. POICTIERS on 18th. October 1812, in lat. 37" 12' N. & long. 66" 2' W. falling in with, & capturing the U.S. sloop of war WASP, & her prize H.M. Brig / FROLIC, which the Wasp had captured the morning of the same day after a gallant defence which lasted 45 minutes, in which the Frolic / had the greater part of her crew killed & wounded."
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
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