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The Greenwich Pensioner
The Greenwich Pensioner
Date:
1790–1800
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Mezzotint (hand-colored)
Dimensions:
28.6 x 24.5 cm (image)
Department:
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Accession Number:
1963.30.1215
Acquisition Date:
1963-04-09
Credit Line:

Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Smiling, proud aged man with peg leg. Holding pipe. Points toward naval building in Greenwich, England, and ship flying British flag. Poem tells of man’s experience as a sailor--including loss of limb--and his love for The King of England.
For a drawing of this subject by Dighton see 1963.24.413