According to the paper stuck to the back this plate was owned by Rosamond and George Gibson, they were also owners of the ship. They were the grand children of Benjamin Crowninshield Secretary of the US Navy. Here is a link to an interesting page on a study of the Gibson Family http://thegibsonhousemuseum.blogspot.com/2016/02/taking-prize-privateer-ship-america.html I have no way of ascertaining if this is true or not. The print is a copy of a painting by Joseph Ange Antoine Roux. the Ship at anchor in Marseilles 1806. Originally a commercial vessel it was converted to a private-armed corvette for the 1812 war. On her first foray she captured 6 British vessels in the English Channel, in all capturing or sinking 26 British vessels during the war and capturing a booty of over $1.1 million. Finally broken up in 1831. The historical importance of this plate cannot be overestimated.
Diameter: 10 ⅛”
In good condition