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Battle of Lake Champlain

Battle of Lake Champlain
Title
Battle of Lake Champlain
Date 
1815
Medium 
Watercolor and brown ink over graphite on two sheets of sketchbook paper, with center binding holes, laid on heavier paper
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 22 5/8 in. ( 21.6 x 57.5 cm )
Description 
Military
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.65
Marks 
Inscribed: at lower left: "View of Plattsburgh & Cumberland fort / from Cumberland head at the farm now / belonging to Com. MacDonough Drawb /sat, Feb. 2d 1815 / H. Denraye / in comp. with W. H. Pett."
Inscriptions 
Inscribed at lower left in brown ink: "View of Plattsburgh & Cumberland fort / from Cumberland head or at the farm now / belonging to Comr. MacDonough. Drawn Saty. Fey. 2d 1815 / H. Denray / in Compy. With Wm. H. Pitt."; various inscriptions in image in gray wash: "British Sloops / with spectators / from Montreal / & St Johns --"; "Ticonderoga";
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group