A late 18th century shadow box depicting an American schooner, flying the American flag.  Initially the National flags varied somewhat in design, however, John Paul Jones, the Scottish/American naval commander, used a variety of 13-star flags on his U.S. Navy ships including the well-documented 1779 flags of the Serapis which had three rows of eight-pointed stars with stripes that were red, white, and blue. The humble flag on our folk art schooner shows three rows, similarly. This diorama has beautiful paintwork illustrating the schooner sailing in front of a rocky outcrop, with a small tender in front of it. American, circa 1795.

Depth: 14cms (5.5 inches)
Width: 67cms (26.5 inches)
Height: 44cms (17.25 inches)

Ref: X2114