Design for a naval column
A satirical design for a naval column intended to convey the naval superiority of the British over the French. Britannia is positioned in a shell, accompanied by a lion and globe at the top of a tall column, holding victory in her right hand. In her left hand she holds a shield decorated with the union flag, together with a trident. The pillar is covered in satirical French Revolutionary emblems such as culottes, clogs and the guillotine, as well as naval imagery. The column sits on rocks surrounded by sea. Jagged flashes of lightning across the sky add to the dramatic effect of the design.
Original size: 525 mm x 308 mm
- Image reference: PZ5310
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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