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Capture of the British Frigate "Guerriere" by the U.S. Frigate "Constitution".

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Birch, A.; Kimberley, D.
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1812-1899
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 6 3/4 in x 8 3/4 in
Nomenclature: British; American; war of 182
Classification: naval battles

Scene of the action on 19 August 1812 between the frigates Constitution (behind and left) and Guerrière (front and right). The Constitution is shown firing on the Guerrière, her fore and mizzen masts adorned with American flags. The Guerrière has already lost her fore and mizzen masts, and her main mast is depicted in mid-tumble; the mast is already broken, and the upper fragment is about to fall into the sea to join the already mostly submerged foremast. Title and artist attributions in lower margin.


CC-N-0378