Derek George Montague Gardner (British, 1914-2007)
The First American Battle Squadron Crosses the Atlantic
Signed "Derek. G. M./GARDNER." l.l., signed and inscribed on the tacking edge (see N.B.), a receipt from the Mystic Maritime Gallery and a typed letter detailing the history of the crossing are affixed to the backing.
Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 in. (61.0 x 91.4 cm), framed.
N.B. The inscription on the tacking edge reads "Ships of the first United States battle squadron... to cross the Atlantic, May/June 1801./Ships l. to r. Frigate "ESSEX", 32 guns: Frigate "PRESIDENT", 44 guns (Commodor Richard Dale);/Schooner "ENTERPRISE:, 12 guns: Frigate "PHILADELPHIA", 36 guns."
Framed dimensions are 36 x 47 1/2 x 2 inches.
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