Artist Cornelius Tiebout, American, 1777-1830
Artist after Thomas Birch, American, 1779-1851
Publisher James Webster, American
  • The Constitution and the Guerriere
Date 1813
Medium engraving printed in black ink, colored by hand
Dimensions Overall: 20 × 26 3/8 inches (50.8 × 67 cm)
Framed: 27 1/2 × 34 1/2 × 1 inches (69.9 × 87.6 × 2.5 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Gibbs-Williams Fund
Accession Number 57.134
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Signed Signed, in plate, lower left: Painted by T. Birch, A.C.S.A.
Inscriptions Inscribed, lower left center: The Constitution had 7 men killed & 7 wounded.
Inscribed, lower center: Fought August 19, 1812.
Inscribed, lower right center: The Guerriere had 15 men killed and 63 wounded.
Inscribed, lower right: Engraved by C. Tiebout, A.C.S.A.
Inscribed, lower margin: THIS REPRESENTATION OF THE U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION, ISAAC HULL, ESQR. COMMANDER, CAPTURING HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY'S FRIGATE GUERRIERE, JAMES R. DACRES, ESQR. COMMANDER | Is respectfully inscribed to Capt. Isaac Hull, his Officers and Gallant Crew; by their devoted humble Servant, | James Webster. Long description of the battle continues in plate. Oval portrait of Commander Hull in the center of the bottom margin is engraved by D. Edwin.
(Argosy Book Shop);
1957-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Early American Prints. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1957, no. 125b.