Engagement Between the U.S. Brig "Enterprise" and H.B.M. Brig "Boxer"
Black ink and wash and graphite on beige paper, inlaid in a larger sheet
Overall: 5 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. ( 14.6 x 23.2 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
signature: lower right: "W. Strickland, Desd. et Delt." inscription: lower left: "Drawn for Naval Chronicle" inscription: center: "nterprise & Boxer"
Signed and inscribed at lower right in black ink: "Wm. Stickland. Desd. et Delt."; at lower left: "Drawn for Naval Chronicle"; at lower center in graphite: "Enterprise & Boxer"
This is a view of the forty-minute naval encounter between the American brig Enterprise, 14 guns, Captain William Burrows, and the British brig Boxer, 14 guns, Captain Samuel Blyth, off the coast of Main on September 5, 1813. The encounter resulted in the surrender of the Boxer. Both captains received mortal wounds from which they died, and both are buried side by side in the Eastern Cemetery at Portland, Maine, which overlooks Casco Bay.
Gift of Naval History Society Collection
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