The sailor's prayer!! [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson sc.
- The sailor's prayer!! [graphic] / Woodward del. ; Rowlandson sc.
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker.
- Copyright Date
- [12 September 1801]
- "A young sailor sits on a large sea-chest with folded arms, right leg raised above the chest. He wears short jacket, striped trousers, and buckled shoes, and smokes a short pipe. Behind, rigging and a sail are indicated. He prays to 'Mighty Neptune' for a stout ship, honest messmates, plenty of grog, a good commander, a good prize, brandy, and tobacco. He ends: 'save me from a Guinea-man [slave-ship] and a Tender [used by a press-gang], and I'll serve cheerfully, and sing King George and his Navy for ever. - Huzza! to the end of the Chapter."--British Museum online catalogue.
Three paragraphs of letterpress text below title: O, mighty Neptune! hear an honest British tar ...
Title printed in letterpress below plate line.
- 1 print : etching with drypoint on wove paper, hand-colored ; plate mark 20 x 25, on sheet 42.4 x 25.8 cm
- Extent of Digitization
- Completely digitized
- Call Number
- Auchincloss Rowlandson v. 7
Subjects, Formats, And Genres
- still image
Satires (Visual works)--England--1801.
- Subject (Name)
Ackermann, Rudolph, 1764-1834, publisher.
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley--Ownership.
Woodward, G. M. (George Moutard), approximately 1760-1809, artist.
Access And Usage Rights
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- Catalogue of prints and drawings in the British Museum. Division I, political and personal satires, v. 8, no. 9799 and Grego, J. Rowlandson the caricaturist, 1880, v. 2. page 32
- Orbis Record