Williams, Edward (fl. circa 1839) Original Pen and Ink Drawing Celebrating the English Navy.
Williams, Edward (fl. circa 1839) Original Pen and Ink Drawing Celebrating the English Navy. [England, 1839].
Naval folk art drawing, half length semi-caricature portrait of a Royal English Navy seaman, arms crossed, holding a cup of grog, set within a border bearing the names of successful English sea battles; the border is supported by a cannon and an anchor, with the following poem: Oh! There's a land of ev'ry Land the pride, / Belov'd of Heav'n o'er all the World beside. / There is a Spot of Earth supremely blest, / A Dearer, Sweeter spot, than all the rest. / Where shall that land, that Spot of Earth be found? / Art Thou a Man / A Patriot? Look around, / Oh, Thou shalt find, howe'er thy footsteps roam, / That Land, they Country -- And that Spot, thy Home"; matted, 2-in. tear repaired, small section of lower right corner supplied in later facsimile, 11 x 8 3/4 in.
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