"Constitution" and "Guerriere:" Preparing for an Engagement

1812
Michele Felice Cornè (American (born in Italy), 1752–1845), Painted by Michael Cornèe under directions from Commodore Hull & Capt. Morris, Engraved by J. R. Smith (English)


Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (1962) cat. 191

Dimensions

Sheet: 26 x 34.9 cm (10 1/4 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

62.72

Medium or Technique

Aquatint, hand colored on paper

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Plate 1: Preparing for an Engagement.

Inscription

Inscribed below: Plate 1st. / Painted by Michael Carnèe under Directions from Commodore Hull & Capt. Morris. / PREPARING for an ENGAGEMENT. / The Constitution clearing for Action & bearing down La Guerriere Laying too. / Nov. 1 1812 Published according to Act of Congress & Engraved by J.R. Smith BOSTON

Provenance

Maxim Karolik, Newport; Bequest to MFA June 8, 1964; accessioned Feb. 14, 1962

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875