Thomas Whitcombe (English, ca. 1760–1824), Battle Scene in the English Channel between American Ship “Wasp” and the English Brig “Reindeer,” 1812. Oil on canvas, 30" x 20". (George F. Harding Collection, The Art Institute of Chicago.)
Two pages from the auction catalog. (Courtesy, Kress Library of Business and Economics, Baker Library, Harvard Business School.)
Fascimile of auction announcement in Essex Register (Salem, Mass.), April 10, 1813 (vol. 13, no. 29), p. 3 (transcribed by the author).
Percentage of assemblage by type of vessel.
Types of decoration on the 109,240 vessels auctioned from the prize brig Ann.