Caricature and the Navy 1756-1815

    James Davey; Richard Johns

    Seaforth 2013

    Paperback 64pp Illustrated 296x210mm

    9781848321465   Product Code: 20441

    From the mid 18th century to the end of the Napoleonic Wars, the Royal Navy was the nation's greatest expense and biggest employer. The ensuing public interest made household names of its commanders and established the 'Jack Tar' as an ideal of no-nonsense British pluck. This book explores the period through the lens of contemporary caricaturists such as Gillray, Rowlandson and Cruikshank; its selection of satirical and sometimes bawdy prints is drawn from the National Maritime Museum collection.

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