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A Distressed Sailor


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Object ID PAF3804
Description Destitute sailors temporarily without a ship or more often invalided out of service were a common sight both in Britain and abroad. While the loss of a limb might not effect the opportunities of a senior officer, for example Lord Nelson, a seaman who lost a leg or arm was unlikely to be able to continue in naval service. Despite the establishment of a number of charitable institutions for invalided sailors many were forced to resort to local charity and begging.
Date made 1 January 1801

Artist/Maker Fores, S. W.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials etching, coloured
Measurements Platemark: 353 mm x 251 mm; Primary support: 365 mm x 262 mm; Mount: 556 mm x 404 mm
  • A Distressed Sailor (PAF3804)
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