American School, Late 18th Century Portrait of the Brig Rising States Leaving North Battery Bofton.
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- American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2482
- Date / Time :
- November 08, 2009 11:00AM
American School, Late 18th Century
Portrait of the Brig Rising States Leaving North Battery Bofton. Unsigned, titled below. Watercolor and gouache on wove paper, 7 x 9 3/4 in., in a period molded wood frame. Condition: Toning, small losses and tears at center.
Note: The Rising States was a 16-gun Yankee privateer with a mission to seize British merchant ships traveling on the Atlantic and sell them as prizes in Europe. In 1777, after capturing three ships, she was chased and captured by the 74-gun ship of the line HMS Terrible, she was sold to a British merchant, renamed the Charming Molly, and was again used as a privateer, this time for the British.