Engagement Between the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" and H.M.S. "Java"
Oil on canvas
Overall: 24 × 36 in. (61 × 91.4 cm) Framed: 37 3/4 × 49 1/2 × 5 5/8 in. (95.9 × 125.7 × 14.3 cm)
signed and dated: in lower right corner: "Carlton T. Chapman/1896"
Marine view depicting the engagement between the U.S. Constitution and the H.M.S. Java; the Java has lost her foremast and main topmast;the Java on the left side of the composition has a British flag flying from her only remaining mast, her mizzen mast; the pieces topmast and the foremast float alongside the Java; the frigate on the right, the Constitution, has the American flag flying and is fully intact.
The Naval History Society Collection (John Sanford Barnes Foundation)
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