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Sayer, Robert (1725-1794) Capt. John Paul Jones, commander of a squadron of ships in the service of France amd America

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01851 Author/Creator: Sayer, Robert (1725-1794) Place Written: London, England Type: Print Date: 7 February 1780 Pagination: 1 mezzotint ; 35.6 x 25.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Mezzotint with period color, infrequently encountered as such. Image of Captain John Paul Jones with destroyed and smoking ships at sea in the background. Image was "done from an original, designed at Amsterdam." Printed in London for R. Sayer and J. Bennet's "Map & Printsellers No. 55. Fleet Street: as the Act directs."

Background Information:

People: Jones, John Paul, 1747-1792

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarNavyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmMilitary History

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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