Engagement between USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon, June 1, 1813.

Object Number: 
1963.56
Date: 
1813-1824
Medium: 
Oil on lacquered papier-mâché tray
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 26 1/2 in. ( 50.8 x 67.3 cm )
Description: 

Lacquered papier-mâché tray; flat, rectangular base with raised sides; 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 commencement of the action, with the two frigates exchanging gunfire at close range, off the coast of Boston, Massachusetts on June 1, 1813. The rim is decorated with a floral and foliate gilt border.

Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group