Sign up to stay in touch!
Thank you! You have successfully subscribed to Skipjack's newsletter.
Oil on canvas measuring 18" X 24" Gold leaf frame measuring 23 1/2" X 29 1/2"
In the Chesapeake, gunboat flotilla's first foray into battle in June of 1814, where a British schooner and enemy barges were discovered near the mouth of the Potomac River. Shortly after engaging them, the weather became "squally" and the winds changed against them. The greatest concern was the HMS 'Dragon', a British ship-of-the-line sighted to the south and heading towards them. As depicted in this painting, Commander Joshua Barney ordered his squadron to turn North towards the Patuxent River while facing British cannon and rocket fire. His flagship, the 'SCORPION' was later sunk to avoid capture.
This painting was recently exhibited with 5 other nationally renowned marine artists’ works at the N.M.H.S. Awards Dinner held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.
Thank you for shopping at Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Art Gallery, dealers in authentic nautical maritime antiques, collectibles, maritime ship salvage and hardware. OUR STORE offers for sale exceptional, quality nautical furniture and furnishings, nautical lamps and lighting, marine instruments, model boats, nautical gifts and decor. We're everything nautical!
Skipjackâ€™s Marine Art Gallery features exceptional works of art in various media representing artists from our region and as far away as New Zealand! Each artist that we show is chosen for their unique style of artwork, and has an artist page where you can preview their individual work. You can also browse art categorized by genre.
Please visit our online store again soon or if in the Hampton Roads (Tidewater) coastal region of Virginia, visit our marine gallery in historic Olde Towne Portsmouth. We're just a short distance from Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and just across the river from downtown Norfolk. By boat, we're located at mile marker "0" of the Atlantic Intra-coastal Waterway!