Photo #: KN-10849 (Color)
"Burning of the Frigate Philadelphia in the Harbor of Tripoli, February 16, 1804"
Oil on canvas, 60" by 42", by Edward Moran (1829-1901), signed and dated by the artist, 1897.
It depicts USS Philadelphia, previously captured by the Tripolitans, ablaze after she was boarded and set afire by a party from the ketch Intrepid led by Lieutenant Stephen Decatur.
Painting in the U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection. Gift of Paul E. Sutro, 1940.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph.
Online Image: 84KB; 500 x 765 pixels
Reproductions of this image may also be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system as Photo # 428-KN-10849
This "Hi-Res" JPG image has been cleaned to mitigate dust and other significant imaging flaws. Details of the original painting are unchanged.
Image posted 14 November 2002
Coding updated and link added 25 February 2009