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Capture of the USS President, 15 January 1814

Oil paintings

Object connections:

Collection Oil paintings, Fine art
Gallery locationNot on display
EventsWar of 1812, 1812-1815
VesselsEndymion (1797), President 1800

Object details:

Object ID BHC3557
Description Oil painting attributed to Thomas Buttersworth. It may be the original from which the second of a pair of prints was engraved, showing the aftermath of the action, and which is more specific in calling the view 'the Morning after the Action with the American United States Frigate President, Jany 16th 1814': see PAH8154. It shows the 'President' at centre flying British colours over American at the stern, with a British boat putting men aboard: at centre right is the 'Endymion', partly dismasted, which effected the capture.
Date made Early 19th century

Artist/Maker Buttersworth, Thomas
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Materials oil on canvas
Measurements Painting: 459 mm x 607 mm x 10 mm
  • Capture of the USS President, 15 January 1814 (BHC3557)
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