The Alabama (290) & the Brilliante
Broadside view of steam frigate in foreground, broadside view of ship on fire in background.
Signed lower right of image: G. Perkins.
Title inscribed below image.
Inscribed on mat : Ord. Div. No. 6035.
A Lieutenant George Perkins served in the Union Navy. See: The Coastal War (in the Time-Life Civil War Series), pp. 73-74.
According to the Harper's story, the captain of the Brilliante certified that this image is an accurate rendering of the Alabama. The certification is dated 18 October 1862, apparently after the Brilliante and its goods were seized.
Signed G. Perkins, probably the artist Granville Perkins.
Published in: Harper's Weekly, 1 November 1862, p. 689 (cover), as: The Pirate "Alabama," Alias "290," Certified to be Correct y Captain Hagar of the "Brilliant."
Reference print available in the Civil War Drawings file P.