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c. 1879, Historic Color Lithograph Print titled, "The Action Between the Serapis and the Bon Homme Richard, September 23, 1779", engraved by R. Whitechurch after a painting by James Hamilton, Jones famous for the quotation, “I have not yet begun to fight!”, Framed, Extremely Fine. This impressive Colorful Print measuring a large 21” x 32” (by sight), matted and presented in an old antique gilt painted wood frame to an overall size of 32.5” x 42.75.” This historic Color Lithograph shows the intense nighttime battle between the two warships, the Serapis and the Bon Homme Richard, on September 23, 1779. In this celebrated Revolutionary War Naval battle the American Captain John Paul Jones won the battle but lost his ship. In a memorable 3 1/2-hour duel the American commander answered a challenge to surrender early in the battle with the famous quotation, “I have not yet begun to fight!” We have not examined the print out of the frame, but it appears to be in excellent condition save for some marginal foxing and creases in the lower mat edge. The frame is in somewhat worn condition, the print under glass, and should likely be replaced as desired. Overall, a fantastic display piece of this remarkable naval battle.
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Color Print Serapis and the Bon Homme Richard, Sept 23, 1779

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Minimum Bid: $650.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0.00
Estimate: $750 - $1,000
Auction closed on Saturday, October 16, 2021.
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