In 1749, Brook Watson was a 14-year-old boy that was simply trying to enjoy a quick dip in the Havana harbor in Cuba. Little did he know that his innocent swim would wind up being a famed painting by John Singleton Copley. The oil canvas depicts the shark attack that Watson fell victim to, an ordeal that wound up costing him his right leg. The shark came down on Watson twice, the first time taking a chunk of flesh from his leg. Before being rescued, the shark returned, taking the young boys right foot with it. Watson survived the attack, though his right leg would need to be amputated below the knee.