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Ink wash on paper, James Edward Gordon – study of rocky outcrop Isle of Wight.
James Edward Gordon (1789-1864) ink wash on blue paper.
Gordon commanded the St. Lawrence, an American schooner captured by the British on November 16, 1814, during active naval service.
While carrying dispatches concerning the peace between Britain and the USA in 1815, his vessel was re-taken by the American privateer Chasseur, in the Gulf of Florida, on February 14.
Gordon – who praised his captors' ‘humane and generous treatment’ – was ‘honourably acquitted’ at his subsequent court martial in Bermuda, April 21, 1815,
He retired from active service and pursued his love of art and the outdoors as an artist. He was also MP for Dundalk in 1831-1832.
A certificate of authenticity is included. Also included for free is an exclusive accompanying booklet on The Stephen Neale Art Collection, as well a short biography of James Edward Gordon.
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Inscribed: Attribution verso to J.E. Gordon
Condition: Dirty to paper
Presented: Unmounted, unframed