Action between the USS "Chesapeske" and H.M.S. "Shannon".

Object Number: 
1963.83
Date: 
1813-1824
Medium: 
Oil on lacquered metal tray
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 x 32 in. ( 58.4 x 81.3 cm )
Marks: 
stenciled in gold: on center back of tray: "THE ACTION BETWEEN / THE AMERICAN SHIP "CHESAPEAKE" / AND H.M.S. "SHANNON" ~ / BOSTON HARBOUR 1st JUNE 1813"
Description: 

Lacquered metal tray; flat, rectangular base with raised sides, and two ovoid handles cut into the ends of the rim; central image shows a painted scene from the sea battle between the U.S. frigate "Chesapeake" and the British vessel, H.M.S. "Shannon" during the War of 1812, depicting the boarding of the "Chesapeake" and defeat of her men by the crew of the "Shannon" off the coast of Boston, Massachusetts on June 1, 1813; the rim is black. The reverse shows an inscription stenciled in gold: "THE ACTION BETWEEN / THE AMERICAN SHIP "CHESAPEAKE" / AND H.M.S. "SHANNON" ~ / BOSTON HARBOUR 1st JUNE 1813".

Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group