"Mast-Headed - A Middy in Disgrace"
This is an original 1873 black and white double-page wood engraving of a painting by Charles Wynne Nicholls (1831-1903) that portrays a young midshipman in the British Royal Navy being "mast-headed", (a form of naval punishment that allowed officers to sent a sailor to the top of the mast to stay there until the officer decided to let them down), aboard a sailing ship during the Victorian era.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Moderate aging in margins. Light creasing. Light surface rub - top left corner. Please note: There is an original center crease.
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This piece was illustrated by Nicholls, Charles Wynne. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.
Keywords specific to this image: Nautical, Maritime, Children, Portrait