Apr 15, 2021 - Sale 2564

Sale 2564 - Lot 93

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500
(WAR OF 1812.) Cut signatures of naval heroes Oliver Hazard Perry and James Lawrence in matching frames. Clipped signatures, each about 1 x 3 inches to sight, matted with hand-colored wood engravings of each, in decorative 19th-century oval frames, 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches; minimal wear but not examined out of frames. Np, circa 1810s

Additional Details

James Lawrence (1781-1813) commanded the USS Chesapeake, and is known for his dying command "Don't give up the ship!" His autograph is understandably quite scarce. His friend and comrade Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819), who had "Don't Give Up the Ship" emblazoned on his battle flag in Lawrence's honor, is paired with him in matching frames.