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William Bainbridge Esq. of the United States Navy

William Bainbridge Esq. of the United States Navy

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Title:
William Bainbridge Esq. of the United States Navy
Description:
This hand-colored stipple engraving of William Bainbridge was done by David Edwin after the original by Gilbert Stuart. After USS Constitution‘s defeat of HMS Java, Commodore Bainbridge and his crew became national heroes. On March 1, 1813, the Common Council of New York City voted to honor Bainbridge by commissioning his likeness for their Gallery of Portraits. This engraving was a means of publishing a facsimile of the portrait in the national press as well as providing prints of the portrait as commemoratives for the public. The engraving was part of a matted assemblage that included a depiction of Constitution's victory over HMS Java.
Engraver:
Edwin, David, 1776-1841
Artist:
Stuart, Gilbert, 1755-1828
Name on Item:
Stuart ; Edwin sc.
Date:
[ca. 1815]
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Engravings
Portrait prints
Location:
USS Constitution Museum
Collection (local):
USS Constitution Museum Art Collection
Subjects:
Military officers
Bainbridge, William, 1774-1833
Extent:
1 print : hand-colored engraving ; sheet 8 3/8 x 5 1/4 in.
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Notes:
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Language:
English
Identifier:
232.1