Capture of H.B.M. Sloop-of-War "Frolic" by the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Wasp"

Capture of H.B.M. Sloop-of-War "Frolic" by the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Wasp"
Title
Capture of H.B.M. Sloop-of-War "Frolic" by the U.S. Sloop-of-War "Wasp"
Date 
1828
Medium 
Black ink and wash on paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. ( 18.4 x 23.2 cm ) mat: 10 7/8 x 12 5/8 in. ( 27.6 x 32.1 cm )
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.139
Marks 
signature and date: lower right: "WAS/1823"
Inscriptions 
Signed and inscribed at lower right inside image in black ink: "WAS / 1823"; at lower center: "WASP and FROLIC."; below: "Extract of a letter, from Captain Jones, to the Secretary / of the Navy dated New York 24th novr. 1812...."
Gallery Label 
This is a view of the engagement between the United States sloop-of-war Wasp, 18 guns, Master Commandant Jacob Jones, and the British sloop-of-war Frolic, 22 guns, Captain Thomas Whinyates, in the Atlantic ocean between Bermuda and Halifax on October 18, 1812. Two hours after the battle, the British ship-of-the-line Poictiers, 74 guns, hove in sight and compelled the two smaller vessels to surrender. The artist is not identified.
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Creative: Tronvig Group