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Satire on Admiral Howe
Satire on Admiral HoweJames Gillray.
Black-Dick turn'd Taylor.
London, H.G.Bohn, 1851. Etching, 245 x 230mm. Coloured. Trimmed from larger sheet. Admiral Howe, known as Black Dick because of his swarthy complexion, was First Lord of the Admiralty 1783-88. Budgetary constraints hampered him, so he is satirised here for his reform of naval uniform rather than more urgent problems First published 1803.



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