The sailor's prayer!! [graphic]
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- The sailor's prayer!! [graphic]
- Rowlandson, Thomas, 1756-1827, printmaker
- Published / Created
- [12 September 1801]
- Publication Place
- Pubd. Sept. 12, 1801, by R. Ackermann, No. 101 Strand and Printed by E. Spragg, No. 27, Bow-Street, Covent Garden
"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
Title printed in letterpress below plate line.
Three paragraphs of letterpress text below title: O, mighty Neptune! hear an honest British tar ...
1 print on wove paper : etching with drypoint, hand-colored ; sheet 40.5 x 25.3 cm.
Sheet trimmed to plate mark with loss of printer's line.
Watermark: B & E 1801.
- 1 print : plate mark 20 x 25, on sheet 42.4 x 25.8 cm
- Lewis Walpole Library
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Subjects, Formats, And Genres
Satires (Visual works) England 1801
Drypoints England London 1801
Etchings England London 1801
Watermarks (Paper) B & E 1801
- etching with drypoint ; and wove paper hand-colored.
- Resource Type
- still image
England > 1801
England > London > 1801
B & E > 1801
Riviere & Son > Binding
Auchincloss, Hugh Dudley > Ownership
Harvey, Francis > Ownership
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