Engagement Between the U.S. Frigate "Constitution" and H.M.S. "Java"

Object Number: 
1925.114
Date: 
1896
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24 × 36 in. (61 × 91.4 cm) Framed: 37 3/4 × 49 1/2 × 5 5/8 in. (95.9 × 125.7 × 14.3 cm)
Marks: 
signed and dated: in lower right corner: "Carlton T. Chapman/1896"
Description: 
Marine view depicting the engagement between the U.S. Constitution and the H.M.S. Java; the Java has lost her foremast and main topmast;the Java on the left side of the composition has a British flag flying from her only remaining mast, her mizzen mast; the pieces topmast and the foremast float alongside the Java; the frigate on the right, the Constitution, has the American flag flying and is fully intact.
Credit Line: 
The Naval History Society Collection (John Sanford Barnes Foundation)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group