EDMUND C. COATES (AMERICAN 1816-1871). THE WAR OF 1812 NAVAL ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN THE USS “UNITED STATES” AND HMS “MACEDONIAN,” AFTER THOMAS BIRCH.
Oil on canvas, 27 x 36 inches. Signed “E.C. Coates pt,” dated 1859, and inscribed below “SNY LI?,” l.c. In an ornate period giltwood frame. Note: The original work on which Coates based this painting was completed by Thomas Birch in 1813. At President Kennedy’s request, the Birch painting was loaned to the White House by noted Marine collector, J. Welles Henderson, of Philadelphia, and hung there during his Administration.