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Capture of the U.S. Frigate President by a British Squadron

Object Number: 
1963.70
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 18 x 23 1/2 in. ( 45.7 x 59.7 cm )
Description: 
Marine view depicting the U.S. Frigate President surrounded by H.M.S. Endymion and three others ships of the pursuing British squadron, the Majestic, Pomone, and Tenedos.
Gallery Label: 
The scene depicted in this work is identical with that shown in the the second pair of aquatints engraved by Joseph Jeakes after paintings by Thomas Buttersworth and published in London, June 1, 1815.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group