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Catalog Number 10645-3663
Title Print; Thomas Whitcombe; Gravure; Constitution and Java
Object Name Print
Description Gravure print on white paper. Print of the ships "Constitution and Java" original painted by Thomas Whitcombe, 1813. Image of two sailing ships engaged in a naval battle. The two sailing ships have two masts, white sails, and brown hulls. The Constitution, on the left in a view of the bow, is flying an American flag and a blue flag on its masts. The Java, on the right in a view from the stern, is flying a British flag and a white and red flag on its masts. Smoke rolls between the two ships, obscuring the Constitution. The ships are battling on dark water beneath stormy skies. The mast of a sunken ship is visible on the lower right corner. The image is bordered by white. A plate mark frames the image. Printed in the lower left corner in black: "Printed in U.S.A." A sheet of paper is attached to the print on the upper left corner. The sheet has the name of the print and a short biography of the ships, artist credit line, and credit to the painting's owners.
Material Paper, Ink, Adhesive
Medium Gravure
Artist Whitcombe, Thomas
Place of Origin USA
Makers mark Credit Line: "Artist, Thomas Whitcombe, 1813 // From the collection of the Insurance Company of North America // Compliments of John A. Diemand"
Height (in) 14.063
Width (in) 17.125
People Whitcombe, Thomas
Diemand, John A.
Other Name Print
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection
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