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Constitution and the Guerriere
A lithograph print depicting the battle between the U.S.S. Constitution and the H.M.S. Guerriere that occured during the War of 1812. The battle occured on August 19, 1812 with the Constitution defeating and capturing the Guerriere and its crew.
Charles Pont was born in France, but came to the United States as an infant. Pont studied at the Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, and the Art Students League in New York. He worked for the U.S. Works Progress Administration from 1938 through 1941 where he produced 26 murals and many woodcut prints, lithographs, and engravings. Pont was a watercolor and oil painter, etcher, engraver, illustrator, lecturer, and writer. He is known for his marine-genre painting.
Artist: Charles Ernest Pont (1898 - 1971)
Title: Constitution and the Guerriere
Medium: Lithograph on paper
Dimensions: 12 in. x 15 in.
Signature/Inscription: Charles E. Pont 1934; Below print - Right side
Accession Number: Inv-36