Capture of the H.M.S. "Macedonian" by the U.S. Frigate "United States"

Capture of the H.M.S. "Macedonian" by the U.S. Frigate "United States"
Title
Capture of the H.M.S. "Macedonian" by the U.S. Frigate "United States"
Date 
1814
Medium 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper, laid on canvas, nailed to a stretcher
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 3/8 x 19 7/8 in. ( 39.1 x 50.5 cm ) mat: 16 1/2 x 23 x 5/8 in. ( 41.9 x 58.4 x 1.6 cm )
Credit Line 
Gift of Henry O. Havemeyer, Jr.
Object Number 
1976.51
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in ochre gouache: "UNITED STATES & MACEDONIAN."
Gallery Label 
This is a view of the engagement between the British frigate Macedonian, 38 guns, Captain John S. Carden, and the United States frigate United States, 44 guns, Commodore Stephan Decatur. The ninety-minute battle took place in the Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles west of the Canary Islands on October 25, 1812. This shows the end of the engagement after the surrender of the British frigate.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group