This popular print shows Constitution in profile, on a calm sea, in what appears to be a busy setting with other boats about. It's subtitled " Commanded by Captains Isaac Hull, William Bainbridge, and Charles Stewart, 1812-1815". As an original it appears to have been presented to an admiral, and that too is noted in the subtitle. It's the presentation of the ship that captures the eye though with its fine detail and warm coloring. The print measures 22 1/2" x 26" overall and the image size is 13" x 20". Copyright 1983 Haddad's Fine Arts, Inc.
By T. BirchWalker's History of the United States, 1853Birch's original hangs in the Naval Academy...
Drawn by J.O. Davidson HarpersWeekly December 31, 1881The original Davidson painting is part of the...