Frame Size: 25" x 31"
Size: 18" x 24"

"USS Boston" SOLD

by James Hardy lll (British b. 1937)

Oil on Board

Signed lower right


Description: USS Boston was a 700 ton frigate built in Boston, and paid for with public funding during the undeclared war with France. She was commissioned in 1799, and protected American commerce in the West Indies from July 1799 to June 1800.
On October 12, 1800, after resuming her station in the West Indies, USS Boston captured the French frigate LeBerceau. The engagement was bloody and cost many lives but Boston was victorious and returned her prize to her home port in Boston.
She then became part of the US squadron in the Mediterranean, and on May 16, 1802 engaged several Tripolitn gunboats. She returned to Boston in October and was laid up in the DC naval shipyards, where she remained until being burned when the British captured the US Capital city in August of 1814.

Artist Profile: James Hardy lll is a British artist, born in 1937, who shows explicit detail in his marine paintings. He has had numerous works commissioned by many marine art collectors. His works are considered an excellent investment as they will continue to appreciate in value.


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