“‘Constitutions’ Escape from the British Squadron after a Chase of Sixty Hours”: Preparatory Study for the Engraving

Object Number: 
1925.128
Date: 
c. 1816
Medium: 
Gray ink and wash over graphite on paper inlaid into a larger sheet
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/16 x 11 3/8 in. (17.9 x 28.9 cm)
Marks: 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in brown ink: "Escape of Constitution"; at upper left mostly outside image in gray ink: "1 Nautilius / 2 Constitution / 3 Africa / 4 prise / 5 Schanon / 6 Eulus / 7 la Guerriere / 8 belvedere"; ships numbered left t
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in brown ink: "Escape of Constitution"; at upper left mostly outside image in gray ink: "1 Nautilius / 2 Constitution / 3 Africa / 4 prise / 5 Schanon / 6 Eulus / 7 la Guerriere / 8 belvedere"; ships numbered left to right: "1"; "2"; "3"; "4"; "5"; "6"; "7"; "8"
Description: 
Marine
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Naval History Society Collection
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group