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Escape of the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" from a British Squadron off New York, July 18, 1812

Object Number: 
1925.127
Date: 
c. 1838
Medium: 
Black ink, wash, and graphite on paper inlaid into a larger sheet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. ( 14.9 x 23.2 cm ) mat: 14 x 18 in. ( 35.6 x 45.7 cm )
Marks: 
Signed: at lower left, in pencil: "T. Birch." Inscribed: at bottom, in ink: "Escape of the Constitution from Africa-64 Guns, Shannon-38 Guns, La Guerriere-38 Guns, Belvidera-38 Guns, Aeolus-32 Guns. A close chase of 3 days & nights."
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower left in graphite: "T Birch"; inscribed along lower border in brown ink: "Escape of the Constitution from {Africa -- 64 Guns / Shannon -- 38 -- ' -- / LaGuerrier -- 38 -- ' -- / Belvedere -- 38 -- ' -- / Acolus -- 32 -- ' -- [}] a close chase of 3 days & 3 nights"
Description: 
Marine
Credit Line: 
Naval History Society Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group