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Running Action Between the U.S. Frigate President and H.M.S. Endymion

Object Number: 
1963.59
Date: 
1815
Medium: 
Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 
Overall: 16 x 22 in. ( 40.6 x 55.9 cm ) Framed: 18 3/4 × 24 × 2 3/4 in. (47.6 × 61 × 7 cm)
Marks: 
signed: lower left: "T. Buttersworth."
Description: 
Marine view depicting January 15, 1815, confrontation between U.S. Frigate President and H.M.S. Endymion.
Gallery Label: 
This painting was purchased by the donor from the Old Print Shop, New York City, in 1959. The scene it depicts is identical to the scene shown in aquatints by Joseph Jeakes that were engraved after paintings by Buttersworth and published in London on 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