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Battle of Lake Erie

Battle of Lake Erie
Title
Battle of Lake Erie
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper, laid on canvas, nailed to a stretcher
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 x 26 x 2 in. ( 50.8 x 66 x 5.1 cm ) mat: 28 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 2 in. ( 71.8 x 56.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Marine
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.40
Inscriptions 
Signed at lower right outside image in ochre gouache: "G. Ropes."; inscribed to right of center outside image: "BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE, BETWEEN THE U.S. FLEET, / COM. PERRY & B.M. FLEET, COM. BARCLAY"; numerous letters inside image identified at lower left of center outside image
Gallery Label 
This depicts Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, over the British fleet commanded by Commodore Robert H. Barclay.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group