BROADSIDES: Caricature & The Navy 1756-1815

BROADSIDES: Caricature & The Navy 1756-1815

JAMES DAVEY & RICHARD JOHNS    Book Number: 85806    Product format: Paperback

Superb James Gillray on the Irish invasion and patriotic courage and Thomas Rowlandson on sailors in cheap prints available for all to laugh at. Here is an exploration of the political and cultural history of the Navy during the later 18th and early 19th centuries through contemporary caricature. This was a period of intense naval activity - encompassing the Seven Years' War, the American War of Independence, the wars against revolutionary and Napoleonic France, and the War of 1812. Naval caricatures were used by the press to comment on events, simultaneously reminding the British public of the immediacy of war, whilst satirizing the same Navy it was meant to be supporting. The thematic narrative explores topics from politics to invasion, whilst encompassing detailed analyses of the context and content of individual prints. It explores pivotal figures within the Navy and the feelings and apprehensions of the people back home and their perception of the former. Jack Tar gives a dribbing, the French Eating House, John Bull bombarding the Bum-Boats (French), here are the Admirals and ghosts by Cruikshank and other artistic talents. A riot of colour illus, 64 pages, 8" x 11¾". Paperback.
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ISBN 9781848321465
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