Military Subjects: Organization, Strategy & Tactics

The British Navy in 1799: the Uniform Plates of Thomas Rowlandson

In the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt is a small series of 10 images on the English navy circa 1799. This series was drawn by the well-known English painter and draftsman, Thomas Rowlandson. These images were published on 15 February 1799 by R. Ackermann, London.

Since only few uniform series are concerned with naval troops, these images provide a good starting point for studying the unifroms of the largests navy of the time. Rowlandson's caricature style of painting deviated from most uniform studies, but nevertheless they are interesting because they also so show the individuals in a realistic work environment.

These drawings originally appeared on line in German by our partner, Napoleon Online and are used with permission of the Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Darmstadt. Please note that Markus Stein holds the copyright on all of these images.

 

Click on the image to see a larger picture.

Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images

Cabin Boy

Sailor

Ship's Carpenter
     
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Cook
Midshipman
Purser
     
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
Lieutenant
Captain
Admiral
     

Uniforms of the British Navy in 1799: the Thomas Rowlandson Images
   
Royal Marines Captain
   


Placed on the Napoleon Series: October 2007

 

Organization Index ]



Search the Series

© Copyright 1995-2006, The Napoleon Series, All Rights Reserved.

Top | Home ]