Capture of the 'Gypsy', 30 April 1812
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. In the right background is the 'Hermes', port bow view. For dramatic effect the artist has set the scene of the chase in a stormy setting with dark clouds and waves.
- Image reference: BHC0597
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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