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The Champion of England

Date: 1860
Dimensions:
Overall: 580 x 433 mm, 0.2 kg
Medium: Mezzotint on paper
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Art
Object Name: Engraving
Object No: 00008931
Place Manufactured:London

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    The Champion of England. London, England: E. Gambart & Son. 1860. Ink on paper. Engraved by George Salisbury Shury after Thomas Herbert Maguire. Print depicts a British sailor in uniform climbing a mast and nailing the Union Jack to its masthead, hammer in hand with the flag billowing in the background, engraved inscription reads `The foe thought he'd struck --- but he sung out avast! and the colours of old England he nail'd to the mast!

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