Print (Aquatint)

  • Title:

    ENGAGEMENT between the U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION CAPT. HULL rating 44 Guns & the BRITISH FRIGATE GUERRIERE CAPT. DACRES rated 38 Guns.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Francis Kearney (Aquatinter and etcher)

    Thomas Birch (Painter)

    J. Pierie & F. Kearney (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1812

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:

    Aquatint, Line Etched with burin work, Engraved, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1957.0810 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1957.0810 A

Object Name

Print (Aquatint)

Title

ENGAGEMENT between the U.S. FRIGATE CONSTITUTION CAPT. HULL rating 44 Guns & the BRITISH FRIGATE GUERRIERE CAPT. DACRES rated 38 Guns.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Francis Kearney (Aquatinter and etcher)
1785-1837
Francis Kearney (1785–1837), a.k.a. Francis Kearny, was an American engraver and lithographer, active in Philadelphia and New York. He was born and died in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Kearney

Thomas Birch (Painter)
1779-01/14/1851

J. Pierie & F. Kearney (Publisher)

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Date

1812

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; Design'd by T. Birch.
2. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; F. Kearney Aquatint.

Subjects

Maritime; Naval history; Seascape; Military; War of 1812

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (wove)

Techniques

Aquatint, Line Etched with burin work, Engraved, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

13.9 (H) , 18.2 (W) , 11.75 (Image H) , 17 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

35.4 (H) , 46.3 (W) , 11.75 (Image H) , 17 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate measurements not available; trimmed within plate marks.

Place of Publication

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Watermark

Bottom left corner: "T G & Co"

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

Watermark of Thomas Gilpin & Company (Gilpin Paper Mill).

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 309, pp. 440-441.
[Book] Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum, Inc. & The Walpole Society. 1963 Prints pertaining to America: a list of publications in English, relating to prints about that portion of America now included in the United States with emphasis on the period 1650-1850: and a checklist of prints in an exhibition to commemorate the 1962. 99 p.
Published: no. 70, p. 36.
[Book] Olds, Irving Sands. 1951 Bits and Pieces of American History.
See no. 123.