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William Heath (1795-1840)
William Heath (1795-1840)

The boarding and taking of the American frigate “Chesapeak” by HM Frigate “Shannon”, 1st June 1813

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William Heath (1795-1840)
The boarding and taking of the American frigate “Chesapeak” by HM Frigate “Shannon”, 1st June 1813
signed and dated ‘W Heath Del / 1816’, titled ‘Boarding the Chesapeake & Shannon.’ below the watercolour, with inscription ‘John.J.Bulkeley / Boarding / the / Chesapeake & Shannon’ on the reverse
watercolour heightened with gum Arabic on paper
11 x 14 1/8in. (27.8 x 35.8cm.)

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Presumably Heath’s model for the aquatint by M. Dubourg published ‘July 1, 1816’ by Edward Orme, London (Boarding and taking the American ship Chesapeake, by the Officers & Crew of H.M.Ship Shannon, Commanded by Captn. Broke, June 1813.)

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