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John Paul Jones.

  • ARTIST: Alonzo Chappel

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Johnson Fry & Co.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1861

  • EDITION SIZE: 7 3/8 x 5 3/8" (189 x 137 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.


  • CONDITION: Good condition. Black & white.