1869 John Scott Antique British Painting Civil War Navy Ship Battleship Nautical
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1869 John Scott Antique British Painting Civil War Navy Ship Battleship Nautical:
The best boat by the best artist! ~ Ulysses S. Grant's scary USS TERROR!
John Scott (1802-1885)"Monitor. Terror. U.S. Navy."
Circa1869. Original oil on art board. The Terror began her life in 1862 as the USS Agamenticus (The Civil War ended in 1865). In 1869, undera newly-elected PresidentUlysses S. Grant, the monitor was renamed TERROR.Then, in 1874, and alsoduring the 1869-77 presidency ofUlysses S. Grant, she was broken up andrenamed the USS TERROR BM-4 (monitor No. 4).
The Spanish-American Warbegan in April of 1898 and the Terrorroared in guns-a-blazin'! She wasassigned tothewaters offFlorida and, in her first3-days, captured three ships (the 1st captures of the war?). "TERROR!", agreat example of 19th century psychology warfare. Scott, a well-listed English artist,is not known for hisAmerican ships but this onegot his attention! Actualpainting measures about 24" by 18 1/2". Measures 29" by 23" to outside of original frame. Shippingwill be $24.95 to any U.S. zipcode.
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