Product images of Convicts being rowed out to a prison hulk on the Thames
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Convicts being rowed out to a prison hulk on the Thames
Rogues, vagabonds and beggars' had been transported out of Britain, mostly to America since the 1600s. Some were sent to the Caribbean for up to twenty-one years and used as virtual slave labour on the plantations. The American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) stopped Britain off-loading convicts in America. Instead, old warships were used as prisons, a 'temporary measure' which lasted over eighty years. From the late 1780s, convicts were shipped to Australia in increasingly large numbers until the mid-19th century. The original image was engraved by Cooke after Prout as 'Convict Hulk off Deptford' in Cooke's Views in London and its Vicinity completed in 1834.
George Cooke after work by Samuel Prout
Original size: 249 mm x 375 mm
- Image reference: PW6122
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London