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Attack on the British Tender "Alligator" by Three American Gunboats

Attack on the British Tender "Alligator" by Three American Gunboats
Title
Attack on the British Tender "Alligator" by Three American Gunboats
Date 
c. 1815
Medium 
Watercolor and graphite on thin card
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 5/8 x 14 1/4 in. ( 27 x 36.2 cm ) frame: 12 x 15 3/4 in. ( 30.5 x 40 cm )
Description 
Marine
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.137
Marks 
inscriptions: Inscribed bottom front. Small portion of embossed stamp, lower left corner.
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower center outside image in gray ink: "View of an attack on the Alligator (Tender to His Majesty's Ship Hebrus) under the command of / Mr J Creagh Midshipman -- by three American gunboats off the South Eddisto Inlet. South Carolina. / on the evening of the 29th of Jany 1815. From the great superiority of the force of the enemy the Alligator / was obliged to strike her colours after a very obstinate resistance."; below at left: "English Force. / Alligator 30 men / 1 gun"; below at
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group