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Inscription

text at bottom in plate:
Painted by T. Birch. A.C.S.A. / The Macedonian had 36 killed and 68 wounded / Fought Octr. 25th. 1812 / The United States had 5 killed and 7 wounded / Engraved by S. Seymour / This Representation of the U.S. Frigate United States, Stephen Decatur Esqr. Commander, Capturing His Britannic Majesty's Frigate Macedonian, John S. Carden Esqr. Commander / Is respectfully inscribed to Capt Stephen Decatur his Officers and Gallant Crew by their devoted humble servant / James Webster. / Subscription Price $5.00

Provenance

Lawrence E. Gichner, Washington, DC; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, 1963; acquired 2015 by the National Gallery of Art

Exhibition History
1963
[no exhibition title], The White House, Washington, DC, 1963-1965