Sloop-of-war Austin - 1841
Flagship of the Texas Navy
Aboard the Austin, Commodore Moore led the Texian fleet to victory at the Battle of Campeche...the only time sailing vessels defeated steamships in battle.
This work is by Midshipman Edward Johns. The son of a wealthy New Orleans merchant, Johns had enlisted in the Texas Navy at the age of fourteen.
He painted this watercolor portrait of the Austin when he was seventeen.
It's not some modern artist's conjecture. It was painted from life by a sailor who served aboard her.
- 20 by 16 inches
- Limited Edition of 254 Copies
- Each one is hand-numbered
The paper is acid free, cold press cotton watercolor with an elegant ever so lightly textured finish. This surface allows the inks to 'bite', reproducing the shading and tonality of the original map vividly, beautifully, and exactly.
The inks are guaranteed color-fast for 80 years, which means you won't need to lay out the extra money for UV glass. You can hang your map in direct sun and it will be just as bright when they are passed on to the next generation it is the day it ships.
It's an instant heirloom. Get yours before they're gone...and get one to give to a friend. He'll owe you!
- Shipping is $5 for this item.
- Allow two weeks for delivery.
- Ships in a sturdy tube.
We will gladly buy it back if you decide you don't want it anymore. There's no time limit on that.