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Escape of the U.S. Frigate Constitution

Object Number: 
Oil on canvas
Overall: 25 1/8 x 35 3/4 in. ( 63.8 x 90.8 cm ) Framed: 34 1/2 × 45 1/2 × 4 3/4 in. (87.6 × 115.6 × 12.1 cm)
signed and dated: lower right: "Thos Birch 1838"
Marine view depicting the escape of the U.S. frigate, Constitution, from the British.
Gallery Label: 
Birch painted this study for Captain Isaac Hull (1773-1843) who assumed command of the Constitution in 1810. Another small study of this painting is owned by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Matilda Wolfe Bruce
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group