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The Interior of a Midshipman's Birth (caricature)

PAF3730
Fine art

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Collection Fine art, Prints, drawings and watercolours, Caricatures
Gallery locationNot on display
PeoplePublisher: Humphrey, George

Object details:

Object ID PAF3730
Description Technique includes etching.; Hand-coloured. This scene of life aboard ship in the Navy demonstrates that even in cramped conditions leisure time was well used. Music is played on pipe and fiddle while the midshipmen drink from their earthenware jugs and cups. Others read or play cards to while away the time. Midshipmen were relatively privileged in this case, having a black mess servant to attend to them.
Date made 12 Aug 1821

Artist/Maker Humphrey, George
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials aquatint, coloured
Measurements Mount: 404 mm x 558 mm
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  • The Interior of a Midshipman's Birth (caricature) (PAF3730)
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