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John Paul Jones.

  • ARTIST: Charles Willson Peale

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: Undated, c.1876.

  • EDITION SIZE: 4 3/4 x 3 1/8" (122 x 80 mm) plus margins.

  • DESCRIPTION: John Paul Jones, 1747-1792. One of America's first great naval commanders. On September 23 1779, his ship, Bon Homme Richard engaged the HMS Serapis and fought a long and bloody battle. At one point Captain Richard Pearson, commanding "Serapis", called out to Jones, asking if he surrendered. Jones' reply: "I have not yet begun to fight!" Eventually Capt. Pearson tore down his colors and surrendered. Engraved by J. C. Buttre.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.