Nautical Subjects, Two British Prints.
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Nautical Subjects, Two British Prints. A Sailor Relating his Victories, hand-colored mezzotint by and after C. Turner on J. Whatman wove paper dated 1821, matted and framed; some marginal discoloration and short tears, some repairs on verso, 22 1/4 x 18 1/2 in. [Together with]: His Royal Highness Prince William Henry, serving as Midshipman on board His Majesty's Ship Prince George dedicated to the Navy of Great Britain, By their obedient humble Servant A. Poggi, etching and aquatint in sepia ink engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi (1727-1815) and Paul Sandby (1731-1809) after the painting by Benjamin West (1738-1820), London: Boydell, 1782, matted and framed, 24 x 17 1/4 in. (2)
The latter print commemorates the moment when the future King William IV (1765-1837) joined the crew of the Royal Navy's Prince George as a thirteen year-old midshipman.
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