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Circa 1900 Marine School,Possibly an illustration for a
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Circa 1900 Marine School,Possibly an illustration for a book.Watercolour and gouache,' Escape Attempt ' a Napoleonic Naval illustration of an English Naval officer being rowed by two Seamen / Sailors , he appears to have stolen a Document box ( which may have battle plans within , which he is contemplating dropping overboard if he is caught!) . Scene shows the English rowing boat with bullet holes and the Negro oarsman , having Naval uniform behind him and wearing a cutlass , having been shot by the chasing Napoleonic enemy in a closing rowing boat.Titled to back board9 3/4 x 14 1/4"The English Navy was not compiled of just Englishmen. There were known to be many ethnic sailors , some no doubt were former slaves , or from a slavery origin .
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Circa 1900 Marine School,Possibly an illustration for a

Estimate £120 - £180
Sep 12, 2015
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Starting Price £100
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0050: Circa 1900 Marine School,Possibly an illustration for a

Sold for £100
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Est. £120 - £180Starting Price £100
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Sep 12, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
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Circa 1900 Marine School,Possibly an illustration for a book.Watercolour and gouache,' Escape Attempt ' a Napoleonic Naval illustration of an English Naval officer being rowed by two Seamen / Sailors , he appears to have stolen a Document box ( which may have battle plans within , which he is contemplating dropping overboard if he is caught!) . Scene shows the English rowing boat with bullet holes and the Negro oarsman , having Naval uniform behind him and wearing a cutlass , having been shot by the chasing Napoleonic enemy in a closing rowing boat.Titled to back board9 3/4 x 14 1/4"The English Navy was not compiled of just Englishmen. There were known to be many ethnic sailors , some no doubt were former slaves , or from a slavery origin .

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