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[Marine Society.] For the Service of Our Country.
[Marine Society.] For the Service of Our Country.
S. Wale delin.t et donavit. T. Major sculp.t et donavit.
[London: Marine Society, c.1770.]
Etching, part 18th century watermark. 115 x 180mm (4½ x 7"), with large margins. Two tears, one entering plate, taped.
The trade card of the Marine Society, a charity founded in 1756 by Jonas Hanway (1712-86), to encourage young men to go and join the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War. Later the Scociety turned to the education of poor boys in preperation for their joining the navy, as depicted here. Ragged boys are being directed to Britannia outside the Marine Society's Warehouse, where they are dressed as cadets. As well as founding the Marine Society in 1756, Hanway was a vice president of the Foundling Hospital, instrumental in the establishment of the Magdalen Hospital and a commissioner for victualling the navy (experimenting with ways to alleviate scurvy amongst seamen). He is said to be the first male Londoner to carry an umbrella, facing down heckling hackney coachmen.
[Ref: 55195]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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[Tétouan] View of Tetuan on the Coast of Barbary. Pirate chased by a French Frigate.
[Tétouan] View of Tetuan on the Coast of Barbary. Pirate chased by a French Frigate.
Drawn by Baugean & G. Webster. Engravd by J. Dower.
Published by J. Dower & G. Webster, 6, Cumming Place, Pentonville, Jan.y 1st, 1821.
Rare aquatint, printed in blue and black, with touches of hand colour. 240 x 325mm (9½ x 12¾"), with large margins.
A night scene view of Tétouan, a port on the Mediterranean coast of Morocco, an infamous pirate base. In 1829, only two years before this print was published, the Austrian Empire had bombarded the city in reprisal for piratical attacks. Very atmospheric.
[Ref: 55330]   £320.00  
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