The common nineteenth-century cultural motif of the â€˜sailorâ€™s progressâ€™ depicted the journey of the sailor from boy to man against the backdrop of the sights, sounds, and demands of the maritime world. In George Cruikshankâ€™s widely disseminated 1819 etching of that name (Fig. 1) the British sailorâ€™s life was one f dancing, drinking, fghting, and â€˜exercising his authorityâ€™ on wooden decks, as he moved from inexperienced landlubber to raconteur pensioner.
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||318|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|