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Gaspee Graphics Index 1--The Burning of the Gaspee
(Click on thumbnails to enlarge)  Notice: some images may be subject to copyright.  Others may be considered Public Domain by virtue of their age, but we take no responsibility for assessing such issues.  Some thumbnails have been colorized or lightened to enhance detail presentation. All image titles are defaulted to Burning of the Gaspee, unless specifically titled otherwise. Images are presented in, more or less, random order.
Brownell 1892
Burning of the Gaspee
by Charles DeWolfe Brownell, 1892
Courtesy RI Historical Society
Doley
Burning of the Gaspee

by Peter Doley
Courtesy Gaspee Days Committee
DoleySketch
Burning of the Gaspee

by Peter Doley
Charcoal sketch draft of painting at left

Courtesy Gaspee Days Committee
Gaspee Magic Lantern Slide
Burning of the Gaspee
Gaspee Magic Lantern Slide
Artist Unknown
Bought in Scituate, RI by the webmaster
Considered Public Domain
Soldwedel
Burning of the Gaspee

by Kipp Soldwedel (1913-1999), 1978
Doerflinger
Burning of the Gaspee

by Karl Doerflinger
Courtesy KarlDoerflinger.com

Artist's Website

Palthorpe
Burning of the Gaspee
by Robert James Pailthorpe
Commissioned by the
RI Bicentennial Commission
Rittmann
Burning of the Gaspee
Mural by Karl Rittmann
Courtesy Rittmann-art.com and
Scottish Rite Temple, Pawtuxet, RI

Go to Artist's Website

Beachfire by Kelly Murphy, 2008
Beachfire

by Kelly Murphy, 2008

Click for Artist's blog

Haun
Burning of the Gaspee

by Robert Charles Haun
Smoke damaged when last seen
publicly, c2000
.  Originally hung in Newport Creamery and later in
 the Gaspee Lounge
King1
The Burning of the Gaspee

by Frederick Leonard King
(1879-1947)
Seen for sale on eBay, c2011
King2
The Gaspee Affair

by Frederick Leonard King
(1879-1947)
Depicts the shooting of Lt. Dudingston
Seen for sale on eBay, c2011

Charles
                  Grossman-Gaspee
Burning of the Gaspee
by Charles Grossman

Captured video image
GaspeeBurningBroadside
Burning of the Gaspee

artist unknown
Brown University Digital Archives



W. C.
                  Jackson, 1888
Destruction of the "Gaspee"
by W. C. Jackson

b&w illustration appearing in
Blue Jackets of '76
by Abbott, 1888
Considered Public Domain by GoogleBooks
WCJackson-colorized
Destruction of the "Gaspee"
by W. C. Jackson


Colorized rights reserved, 2013
Gaspee Days Committee

Frank T. Merrill 1918
The vessel was then set on fire...

by Frank T. Merrill
b&w illustration appearing in
Heroic Deeds of American Sailors
by Blaisdell & Ball, 1918
Considered Public Domain by GoogleBooks
Merril-Gaspee-Colorized
The vessel was then set on fire...

by Frank T. Merrill
Colorized by Dan Shippey, 2010
The Breed's Hill Institute
permission granted for noncommercial use.
Gaspee-Shippey
The Great Gaspee Affair
by Dan Shippey, 2010

Derivative from inset of Merrill
The Breed's Hill Institute
permission granted for
noncommercial use.
Higginson
Burning of the Gaspee
by Burns
in A Larger History of the USA-1886
Original B&W Etching
Considered Public Domain by GoogleBooks

Modified Colorized Etching
©North Wind Press
GreatEvents-Gaspee
The Burning of the Gaspee
b&w by Artist Unknown
 From Great Events in the History of
North and South America

by Charles A. Goodrich, 1851



GreatEvents-Gaspee-colorized
The Burning of the Gaspee
From Goodrich

Colorized rights reserved, 2013
Gaspee Days Committee
Courtesy RI
                      Historical Society
1826 Parade Banner
by Samuel J. Bower
Courtesy RI Historical Society
RHiX17317

See 1826 Parade Info
While this is the oldest depiction of the burning of the Gaspee we know of, and was actually used in 1826 to fete surviving members of the attack, it is histrorically inaccurate in depicting a 14-20 gun brig,
 not a much smaller schooner.
Adkins
Burning of the Gaspee

by Jay Adkins

Courtesy of US Naval Institute Press
John Sisson
The Burning of the Gaspee
by John Sisson (1966)
Commercial Print
Folk Artist Unknown
Burning of the Gaspee
Artist Unknown

Sold on LiveAuction.com, 2009
as "folk art"-
no known provenance
RI Mall
Burning of the Gaspee
Artist Unknown
Wall mural displayed at
Rhode Island Mall
Gaspee by G. Wall
Burning of the Gaspee
by G. Wall
From the corner of an old colored print depicting the Newport Colony House
.Pyle
Burning of the Gaspee

from Harpers New Monthly Magazine
No 399, August 1883
By Howard Pyle (1853-1911)
Kellogg Library
Considered Public Domain
by Wikipedia
Harpers
                  Gaspee-colorized
Burning of the Gaspee
By Howard Pyle

Colorized rights reserved, 2013
Gaspee Days Committee

Unknown1
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
Source Unknown
Considered Public Domain
Page 33
Burning of the Gaspee
from Thrilling Incidents in
American History
by Barber, 1860
Considered Public Domain
by GoogleBooks
May
Burning of the Gaspee Schooner

by W. W. May
Published in History of England from the Earliest Times to 1883
Considered Public Domain
by GoogleBooks
Gaspee-Beacon
Burning of the Gaspee
Artist Unknown
RIAgricultureBank
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
depicted on $3 obsolete note issued by Rhode Island Agricultural Bank, c1840

Considered Public Domain

Burning of the Gaspee
Painting once owned by
John Nicholas Brown
Artist unknown
b/w newspaper photo c1966
Gaspee-Bacon
Burning of the Gaspee
by Edgar M. Bacon
Narragansett Bay: Its Historic. Significance., 1904
Considered Public Domain by GoogleBooks
Bridgman
Explosion of the Gaspee

by L. E. Bridgman, 1901
taken from
When We Destroyed the Gaspee
by James Otis-Kaler
Gaspee-Watson
Burning of the Gaspee
Etching first appearing in History of the United States of America by
Henry Clay Watson, 1854, p322,
possibly by Croome or Devereaux.
Considered Public Domain by GoogleBooks
Sawyer
Burning of the Gaspee
This appears to the original painting
later presented as an etching in
Watson's History as at left.
Woodcarving
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
from an old woodcarving
Considered Public Domain
McKevin
Destruction of the Schooner Gaspé
by J. McKevin,
Engraved by J Rogers

engraving based on earlier woodcarving.
Found in Bartlett, 1861
Considered Public Domain
Gaspee by
                      Wells
Burning of the Gaspee
by Jacob Wells
appearing in
Abbott's American History (1864),  p225
Considered Public Domain by GoogleBooks
Vestal
The Burning of the Gaspee
by H. B. Vestal
appearing in

The Story of American Sailing Ships
  (1957)
Taylor
Burning of the Gaspee
by Will S. Taylor
Mural from Firemen's Mutual Insurance Company-Providence
Providence Daily Journal
Burning of the Gaspee
Artist Unknown
from Providence Daily Journal
March 11 and May 10, 1845 for serialization of Staples' Documentary History of the Destruction of the Gaspee


Considered Public Domain
RICH
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
Courtesy RI Committee on the Humanities

While used occasionally through the years to depict the Gaspee, this explosion is obviously that of an earlier 17th century ship of the line, and NOT a schooner
Tercentennial
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
From a Tercentennial Post Card image
See discussion at left
Alderman
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
depicted on cover of
The Rhode Island Colony
by C. L. Alderman
Chipman
Burning of the Gaspee

Artist Unknown
depicted on book cover
The Navy Boys in Defense of Liberty

by Wm. P. Chipman
Pailthorpe
Burning of the Gaspee

Sketch by Robert James Pailthorpe
commissioned by
Congdon & Carpenter Steel Co.
1936
                  Comics
Burning of the Gaspee
artist unknown
From "Heroes of American History" newspaper color comics May 3, 1936

Gaspee-TomMurphy-Projo 2015Burning of the Gaspee
by Tom Murphy, 2015
Copyright, Providence Journal

World Wide Art
Burning of the Gaspee
World Wide Art
Image from center of
commemorative plate c 1976

WPS
Burning of the Gaspee

Courtesy Warwick Public Schools
GaspeeBurnPlaque2006
Burning Gaspee Plaque

by Cat's Meow, 2006
Commissioned by the
Gaspee Days Committee
GaspeeFire
Gaspee Fire logo

Virtual Retro-League Baseball Team
Magnus
British ship Gaspee
by Don Magnus
Post Card cachet
Artist Unknown
The Burning of the Gaspee
Artist Unknown
1972 Postal Cachet

GaspeeWineSlush
Gaspee Wine Slush
bottle label, 2012
Colorized rendition of the Chaleur

c1968 Gaspee Days Poster Art Winner
Gaspee Days Poster Art Winner
c1968
Artist Unknown

QualityBakers
Rhode Island 1772

Quality Bakers, 1976
GorhamSilver
Gorham Silver Plate

Image modified from Pailthorpe
Wedgewood
Burning of the
Gaspee
depicted on
1936 RI commemorative plate
by Wedgewood
Armstrong
Armstrong Bronze Plate

from eBay
Wedgwood
Burning of the Gaspee
depicted on Wedgwood Quuensware collector plate c1976
Bel-Ar Decals
Burning of the Gaspee
depicted on City of Warwick commemorative plate by Bel-Ar Decals
We Didn't Start the Fire by Asher Schofield
We Didn't Start the Fire

by Asher Schofield

Liberty Girl--Harley-Davidson
Liberty Girl!

Ocean State Harley-Davidson
Contest Poster 2011

Gaspee Plateau Civic ClubGaspee Plateau Civic Club
Seal, 1927

Townshend
Townshend Acts
Bronze coin
Artist/producer unknown

purchase on eBay
FranklinMint
Burning of the Gaspee
Pewter coin, 1976
by Franklin Mint
RIHS
Burning of the Gaspee

Bronze coin
by Franklin Mint
for the RI Historical Society

RoyalMint
Burning of the Gaspee
Silver coin
by The Royal Mint
for American Express Co
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