Capture of The Argus, August 14th 1813

Method Aquatint
Artist Thomas Surtherland after Thomas Whitecombe
Published Published by Whitmore & Fenn, Charing Cross, Sept. 1, 1818.
Dimensions Image 135 x 209 mm
Notes Inscription above title reads: 'From a painting in the possession of Capt. Maples.'

The capture of USS Argus occurred during the Anglo-American War of 1812. The brig USS Argus had been audaciously raiding British merchant shipping in British home waters for a month, when intercepted by the heavier British Cruizer class brig-sloop Pelican. After a sharp fight during which Argus's captain, Master Commandant William Henry Allen was mortally wounded, Argus surrendered when the crew of the Pelican were about to board.

Condition: Light acid burn from previous mount.
Framing mounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 26421