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Battle Between the American Frigate (USS) Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon: Schetky 1830

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  • Title: Battle Between the US Frigate Chesapeake and H.M.S. Shannon
  • Author: J.C. Schetky
  • Date: 1830
  • Medium: Hand-colored lithograph
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Inches: 21" x 16"
  • Centimeters: 53.85 x 41.03
  • Product ID: 003823

To Captain Sir Philip Bowes Vere Broke Bars and K.C.B.

Set of 4:
No. 1
This representation of the H.M.S. Shannon, commencing the Battle with the American Frigate Chesapeake, on the 1st June 1813. is Dedicated by his obliged and most grateful Servant R.H. King.

No. 2
This representation of the American Frigate Chesapeake. Crippled and thrown into utter disorder by the two first broadsides fired from H.M.S. Shannon.

No. 3
This representation of the H.M.S Shannon carrying by boarding the American Frigate Chesapeake. After a cannonade of five minutes. on the 1st of June, 1813.

No. 4
This representation of the H.M.S Shannon leading her Prize the American Frigate Chesapeake, into Halifax Harbour on the 6th of June, 1813.

Painted by J.C. Schetky Esquire & on Stone by L. Hagne. Designed by Captian R.H. King RN. London, Published by Smith Elder & Co. 65 Cornhill. Printed by W Day 17 Gate St.


John Christian Schetky was a Scottish marine painter who was born in Edinburgh in 1778. Schetky's work became increasingly popular in the early 19th century, and he was appointed Marine Painter to George IV, William IV, and Queen Victoria. He was a member of the Royal Academy and exhibited his work regularly at the academy's summer exhibitions.

Schetky's paintings are known for their accurate depiction of ships and seascapes. He often painted large-scale battle scenes, and his work is characterized by its dramatic lighting and attention to detail. Schetky's paintings are also notable for their historical accuracy. He often consulted with naval officers and historians to ensure that his paintings were accurate representations of naval battles and the ships that engaged in them.

Schetky's work is still highly regarded today, and his paintings are held in many major museums around the world. He is considered one of the most important British marine painters of the 19th century.