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A watercolor painting of an American frigate at sea by Ange-Joseph A. Roux; image credit on full record.

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Roux, Ange-Joseph Antoine; Watercolor Marine Painting, signed 1803, The US Frigate President at Sea, 30 inch.

A painting by Ange-Joseph Antoine Roux (French, 1765 to 1835). The U.S. frigate, President, watercolor on paper, signed and dated "Ante. Roux Marseilles 1803 - 47-," lower right.

The U.S.S. "President," one of the U.S. Navy's original six frigates, which included her sister ship the U.S.S. "Constitution, was authorized by Congress to combat the Barbary corsairs of Algiers and built at New York in 1800. She was considered the fastest ship of her class in the world and became the flagship of Commodore Richard Dale in the Mediterranean. At the end of 1814, the "President" came under the command of Captain Stephen Decatur, but was captured and seized as a war prize in early 1815 by four British ships including the "Endymion." She was broken up at Portsmouth, England in 1817. ...[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item C203078
Category:  works on paper    Origin:  France
Type:  watercolors    Year:  1803

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