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Engagement between the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" and H.M.S. "Guerrière"

Object Number: 
1963.143
Date: 
c. 1812
Medium: 
Brown ink and watercolor on oiled paper, laid on Japanese paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 in. ( 36.2 x 49.5 cm ) frame: 16 3/8 x 21 5/8 in. ( 41.6 x 54.9 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: bottom
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left outside image in brown ink "H.B.M.F. Guerriere of 36 Guns"; at lower right outside image: "U.S.F. Constitution of 44 Guns."
Description: 
In this work, the H.B.M. Guerriere is noted to have had 36 guns while the U.S. Constitution is note to have had 44 guns.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group