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Perry's Victory on Lake Erie.

  • ARTIST: John Barralet

  • PUBLISHER: Engraved and published by Benjamin Tanner, Philadelphia.

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph handcolored,

    DATE: 1818

  • EDITION SIZE: 17 1/8 x 24 5/8" (436 x 627 mm) plus title and margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: This plate represents the position of the two Fleets at the moment when Niagara is pushing through the enemy's line, pouring her thunder upon them front both broadsides and forcing them to surrender in succession to the American Flag Commodore Perry having a short time before left the Lawrence in a small boat, amidst a tremendous fire from the British squadron and hoisted his Flag on board the Niagara.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: 3rd state. Publication line by Benjamin Tanner removed from plate. This state not noted by Olds or Smith.

  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.

  • REFERENCE: Olds I.S. "Bits and Pieces" #237; Smith, E.N. "American Naval Broadsides" #86.