Capture of the USS President, 15 January 1814

Oil painting attributed to Thomas Buttersworth. It may be the original from which the second of a pair of prints was engraved, showing the aftermath of the action, and which is more specific in calling the view 'the Morning after the Action with the American United States Frigate President, Jany 16th 1814': see PAH8154. It shows the 'President' at centre flying British colours over American at the stern, with a British boat putting men aboard: at centre right is the 'Endymion', partly dismasted, which effected the capture.

Object Details

ID: BHC3557
Collection: Fine art
Type: Painting
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Buttersworth, Thomas
Events: War of 1812, 1812-1815
Vessels: Endymion (1797); President 1800
Date made: Early 19th century
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Macpherson Collection
Measurements: Painting: 459 mm x 607 mm x 10 mm

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