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The Yankey Torpedo  ca. 1813

The Yankey Torpedo ca.

E-s (artist), Thomas Legg (publisher), The Yankey Torpedo (November 1813), National Maritime Museum This caricature was inspired by the invention of the torpedo by American engineer Robert Fulton, used to devastating effect against the British during the War of 1812 (1812-15). The torpedo is represented by the immeasurable terror of a horrific sea monster, the Devil, and Death. A defiant Jack Tar presents his bottom to the threat, inviting his enemy to "kiss my–tafferal" (part of a ship's…

E-s (artist), Thomas Legg (publisher), The Yankey Torpedo (November 1813), National Maritime Museum This caricature was inspired by the invention of the torpedo by American engineer Robert Fulton, used to devastating effect against the British during the War of 1812 (1812-15). The torpedo is represented by the immeasurable terror of a horrific sea monster, the Devil, and Death. A defiant Jack Tar presents his bottom to the threat, inviting his enemy to "kiss my–tafferal" (part of a ship's…

"Making a Compass at Sea or the Usw of a Scotch Louse", by Thomas Tegg, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

"Making a Compass at Sea or the Usw of a Scotch Louse", by Thomas Tegg, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour'  ca. 1807

'British tars, towing the Danish fleet into harbour' ca.

The Noble Smugglers Blown up by Mr Brougham & the Congreve Rockets! or the Sham Ordnance Stores brought to Light

The Noble Smugglers Blown up by Mr Brougham & the Congreve Rockets! or the Sham Ordnance Stores brought to Light

Antique Georgian satirical caricature. Sold by: www.SpencerBros.co.uk. Antiquarian / Georgian / Regency / Napoleonic Wars / sailors / Nelson / pirate / grotesque / mounted / framed / art / gentleman's library / study / country cottage / interior design / era / period / style / design / fashion.

Antique Georgian satirical caricature. Sold by: www.SpencerBros.co.uk. Antiquarian / Georgian / Regency / Napoleonic Wars / sailors / Nelson / pirate / grotesque / mounted / framed / art / gentleman's library / study / country cottage / interior design / era / period / style / design / fashion.

The sailor's will and his power, or, A picture of Portsmouth Point : sung with unbounded applause by Mr. Emery, at the Harmonic and other societies.  Related Title:  Picture of Portsmouth Point  Published:  [London] : Publish'd Septr. 1, 1808 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London, [1808]

The sailor's will and his power, or, A picture of Portsmouth Point : sung with…

THE FALL OF WASHINGTON -- OR MADDY IN FULL FLIGHT  S.W. Fores, 1814

THE FALL OF WASHINGTON -- OR MADDY IN FULL FLIGHT S.W. Fores, 1814

"Lord Howe They Run, or British Tars Giving the Carmingols a Dressing on Memorable 1st of June, 1794" Isaac Cruikshanks, June 25, 1794, by S.W. Fores, No 3 Piccadilly. Lewis Walpole Library Digital Collection

"Lord Howe They Run, or British Tars Giving the Carmingols a Dressing on Memorable of June, Isaac Cruikshanks, June by S. Fores, No 3 Piccadilly.

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