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Three small drawings illustrating a cautionary tale about Three Sailors from Bristol. Sailor hanged from the yard arm, sailor being flogged and humble sailor with an admiral and fighting ship

PAE1352
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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID PAE1352
Description This late 19th-century drawing humorously shows the brutal side of Royal Naval discipline and punishment. Many crimes, including mutiny and desertion, carried the death penalty in the 1800s, but it was used sparingly. Hanging made public examples of offenders, instilling obedience through terror.
Date made Unknown

Artist/Maker Wyllie, William Lionel
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials graphite
Measurements 178 mm x 111 mm
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  • Three small drawings illustrating a cautionary tale about Three Sailors from Bristol. Sailor hanged from the yard arm, sailor being flogged and humble sailor with an admiral and fighting ship (PAE1352)
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