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Object ID PAF4973
Description No.7.; Hand-coloured. Depicts clothing, outerwear: uniform, lieutenant's [Royal navy] Midshipmen had to pass an examination to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant who were usually about nineteen years old. Lieutenants were in charge of deck watches, and in action commanded a battery of guns. They were also often despatched on shore in charge of press gangs.
Date made 15 February 1799

Artist/Maker Rowlandson, Thomas
Merke, Henri
Ackermann, Rudolph
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials etching, coloured
Measurements Mount: 264 mm x 211 mm
  • Lieutenant (PAF4973)
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