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Hand-colored engraving of the Battle on Lake Erie (1813); a panoramic view of several ships, the figures of Perry and his crew in their rowboat in right center.
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""This representation of the Battle on Lake Erie, is respectfully inscribed to Commodore Perry, his Officers and gallant Crews; By the humble servant, James Webster."" ""Philada. Published 26 July 1815 by Murray Draper Fairman & Co. and J. Webster."" ""Entered according to Act of Congress the 26 July 1815 by Murray Draper Fairman & Co. and J. Webster of the State of Pennsylvania."" Label on back ""SPNEA/Fogg Art Museum/ Loan for examination/TL 22332.8""
Perry, Oliver Hazard, 1785-1819
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),
Battle on Lake Erie
Murray Draper Fairman & Co. (Engraver)
Sully & Kearny (Painter)
Webster, James (Publisher)
2.375 x 33.375 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Ralph May