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Catch Me Who Can


Seascape providing a view of the topsail schooner, Catch Me Who Can, being fired upon by a British ship during the War of 1812. Waves in the water comprise the foreground while the schooner appears in the middle ground facing the left of the picture plane. The large British ship is seen in the background following the schooner underneath a pale blue sky.


circa 1820-1830


Watercolor, graphite, aquatint on paper


8 1/16 H x 10 3/4 W inches

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Attributed to William J. Huggins (1781-1845).

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Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture


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