New Product: Oliver Hazard Perry Print

New Product: Oliver Hazard Perry Print

31st Jan 2023

Oliver Hazard Perry had the sea in his blood.

Growing up in the seaside community of South Kingston, Rhode Island, with his father, Christopher Raymond Perry, a Navy captain, Perry knew early on that he wanted to pursue a career in the military. When the frigate General Greene was commissioned and looking for crew in 1799, he had his chance. Perry, the son of a well-known captain, was given a coveted midshipman position. Perry left active service and married Elizabeth Champlin Mason in 1811.

War was declared on June 18, 1812. Perry was recalled to active duty, and in search of glory, he petitioned for a posting at sea. Despite being promoted to master commandant, he was assigned to command the flotilla that was being built on Lake Erie rather than the high seas. Although somewhat disappointing, this turned out to be fortuitous, giving Perry his chance for victory. Perry famously led the victorious American navy at the Battle of Lake Erie, ordering the surrender of an entire British naval squadron for the first time in history.

This print is a reproduction of a painting of Perry by celebrated portrait artist Rembrandt Peale, ca. 1815.You can own this 6" portrait of the naval hero yourself! A remarkable replica of the Peale painting, it is displayed behind glass in an antiqued beaded brass frame. It comes ready to hang, and makes a great gift for the history buff or as a beautiful wall hanging for your historical home or office.

Buy it here!