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Greenwich Hospital a series of Naval Sketches

Date: 1826
Dimensions:
Overall: 267 x 220 x 22 mm, 1.1 kg
Medium: Ink on paper, leather.
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Books and journals
Object Name: Book
Object No: 00006990
Place Manufactured:London

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    An illustrated book titled 'Greenwich Hospital a series of Naval Sketches descriptive of the life of a Man-o-War's man. By an old sailor' [Barker]. With illustrations by George Cruikshank', published by James Robin & Co. Paternoster Row, London, 1826.

    SignificanceIllustrated by the famous satirist George Cruikshank, this book vividly conveys the flavour of sailors' lives in the Royal Navy in the years after Admiral Lord Nelson's Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
    HistoryThe naval sketches are accompanyed by twelve handcoloured aquatints by George Cruikshank: Billy Culmer and the Goose; Jack's trump of defiance; Flying artillery or a horse marine; Sailors carousing or a peep in the long room; The point of honour; The battle of the Nile; Davy Jenkins; Paying off; Sailors on a cruise; A witness; Crossing the line; Scud Hall. The front flyleaf has a book-plate 'Forte non ignave Alfred Leef'. One of the sketches concerns the Royal Navy's attempt to stifle the slave trade in West Africa.
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