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Battle between the "Constitution" and the "Guerriere". From the original picture in the possession of the Publishers.

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Arthur H. Clark Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Smillie, James D.; Chappel, Alonzo; Johnson, Fry, & Co.
Place made: United States, New York
Date made: 1858
Materials: ink; paper
Measurements: 9 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in
Nomenclature: British; American; war of 1812
Classification: naval battles

Engraving based on a Chappel painting of the action on 19 August 1812. The Constitution is visible in bow view at left, sails tattered and flag still flying. At right and behind, in side view, the Guerriere floats with all her masts broken and smoke rising up from her side. Another floating mast-piece appears in the right-hand foreground. Title and production information printed in lower margin.


CC-N-0379