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Escape of H.M.S. Belvidera from the U.S. Frigate President

Object Number: 
1963.58
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm ) Framed: 18 3/4 × 24 × 2 1/8 in. (47.6 × 61 × 5.4 cm)
Marks: 
signed: lower left: "T. Buttersworth."
Description: 
Marine view of the first naval action of the War of 1812; U.S. Frigate President pictured at right, exchanging cannon fire with the Belvidera; other ships of the pursuing American squadron are in the distance.
Gallery Label: 
This painting was purchased by the donor from the Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1959.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group