Battle of Lake Erie

Title:
Battle of Lake Erie
Medium: 
Watercolor, black ink, and graphite on paper, laid on canvas, nailed to a stretcher
Dimensions: 
Overall: 20 x 26 x 2 in. ( 50.8 x 66 x 5.1 cm ) mat: 28 1/4 x 22 1/4 x 2 in. ( 71.8 x 56.5 x 5.1 cm )
Description: 
Marine
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number: 
1963.40
Inscriptions: 
Signed at lower right outside image in ochre gouache: "G. Ropes."; inscribed to right of center outside image: "BATTLE OF LAKE ERIE, BETWEEN THE U.S. FLEET, / COM. PERRY & B.M. FLEET, COM. BARCLAY"; numerous letters inside image identified at lower left of center outside image
Gallery Label: 
This depicts Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's victory on Lake Erie, September 10, 1813, over the British fleet commanded by Commodore Robert H. Barclay.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group