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John Paul Jones.

Engraving, 1780.
Image size 10 11/16 x 9 1/16", plus publication line and margins.
Good condition, save some foxing.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 86923
Price: $1,850.00
Publisher : Published by Carl Guttenberg, Paris.
"I have not yet begun to fight"

Title continues: "Commodore au Service des Etats-Unis de l’Amerique...". Engraved by Carl Guttenberg.

John Paul Jones (1747-1792) was an American naval officer, famous for his exploits in British waters during the American Revolution. As captain of the Bonhomme Richard, John Paul Jones fought an epic battle against Captain Pearson’s ship Serapis. It is during this battle that he uttered his famous words "I have not yet begun to fight". The engraving shows Jones on the deck of a ship, dramatically emerging from smoke and musket fire. Although the engraver, Carl Guttenberg, was from Nuremberg, he lived in France and like many French at the time, was deeply connected to the American cause. The French admired Jones for his heroism and celebrated his success, making this print popular not only in America, but France as well.
18th-19th Century Subjects , Portraits , Revolutionary War Figures