John Bentham-Dinsdale (1927-2008)
John Bentham-Dinsdale (1927-2008)

The U.S.S. Constellation engaging the French frigate L'Insurgente off Nevis, 9th February 1799

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John Bentham-Dinsdale (1927-2008)
The U.S.S. Constellation engaging the French frigate L'Insurgente off Nevis, 9th February 1799
signed 'John Bentham-Dinsdale' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'The Constellation and/L'Insurgente./The French Frigate captured by the/new American Frigate on February 1799./The first action fought by the permanently organised/U.S. Navy/John Bentham-Dinsdale' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)

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This frigate action during the Quasi-War was the first naval victory for the United States against a foreign naval vessel.
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