The Greenwich Pensioner
A group on a bench on the north side of the Rysbrack statue of George II in the centre of the Grand Square of Greenwich Hospital. Left to right: a respectable young woman with a babe in arms; a boy in naval dress of short jacket and white trousers, leaning on the knee of a Greenwich Pensioner with a wooden left peg-leg, and a pedlar standing by the bench to the right. The boy's hat on the paving appears to be the distinctive leather cap of the Greenwich Hospital School, which fits with his dress. The Pensioner is showing him a framed print of the French flagship 'L'Orient' blowing up at the Battle of the Nile in 1798 (so inscribed), with the pedlar holding two other prints similarly framed.
Edward Matthew Ward
Original size: 350 mm x 261 mm
- Image reference: PY3306
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
More by this artist
Explore the collections
Search for similar images
Product images of The Greenwich Pensioner
We use a 280gsm fine art paper and premium branded inks to create the perfect reproduction.
Our expertise and use of high-quality materials means that our print colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Read more about our fine art prints.
Manufactured in the UK
All products are printed in the UK, using the latest digital presses and a giclée printmaking process.
We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.
Delivery & returns
We print everything to order so delivery times may vary but all unframed prints are despatched within 2-4 days via courier or recorded mail.
Due to the coronovirus pandemic and Brexit situation, current shipping times may be longer, particularly for destinations outside the UK.
Delivery to the UK is £5 for an unframed print of any size.
We will happily replace your order if everything isn’t 100% perfect.