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Capture of the 'Gypsy', 30 April 1812

Photo credit: National Maritime Museum

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The ‘Gypsy’, an American schooner fitted out as a privateer, was on her way from New York to Bordeaux with a valuable cargo when she was captured in the mid-Atlantic after a three-day chase. In the left foreground is the ‘Belle Poule’, starboard broadside view. To the right and beyond, off her port bow is the ‘Gypsy’, still firing at the ‘Belle Poule’, but with her ensign being struck at the same time.

National Maritime Museum

London


Date

early 19th C

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 45.8 x W 61.7 cm

Accession number

BHC0597

Work type

Painting


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