Framed Continental Frigates Bonhomme Richard and Alliance vs HMS Serapis by Irwin John BevanPatriot Gear
- Proudly handmade in the USA
- Wood frame with mat, glass front, paper duster backing with wire hanger
- Museum quality Giclee digital print using archival paper and inks (not printed on parchment like many of our offerings)
- Standard size frame measures approx. 24" wide x 14.5" tall
- Poster size frame measures approx. 36" wide x 22" tall
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- Solid Wood Frames: Country Black Frame (main photo) or Grey Barnwood.
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Irwin John Bevan's painting depicting the Continental frigates Bonhomme Richard and Alliance engaging the HMS Serapis is a compelling historical artwork that captures a pivotal naval battle during the American Revolutionary War. On September 23, 1779, Jones, in command of the converted French East Indiaman Duc de Duras, renamed Bonhomme Richard in honor of his friend Benjamin Franklin, encountered British merchant ships under the escort of HMS Serapis and Countess of Scarborough. In a fierce battle, Jones came alongside and grappled Serapis. In the midst of the carnage, Serapis’s captain Richard Pearson called over to ask if Jones intended to strike. The answer, as recorded in legend, came back “I have not yet begun to fight!” Jones gained the victory even though he lost his ship.