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Two sailors with amputated legs, an eyepatch and an amputated arm moving with the aid of crutches. Etching by S.B., 1783.

B. S.
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20 September 1783

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The two maimed sailors support themselves on crutches on the irregular cobble-stones of a London street. The sailor on the left holds his hat in his left hand as if begging, a crutch under his arm; his left leg is amputated, his right arm, which is without a hand, is raised towards his face, his right eye is bandaged. The sailor on the right is in back view and has lost his right leg and supports himself on two crutches

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[London] (116 Strand) : W. Dent, 20 September 1783.

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1 print : etching ; image 18.4 x 22.6 cm

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The sailor's return, or British valor rewarded.S.B. "Some, for hard masters, broken under arms," "In battle lopt away, with half their limbs" "Beg bitter bread, tho' realms their valor sav'd- Young's Night Thoughts

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Two sailors with amputated legs, an eyepatch and an amputated arm moving with the aid of crutches. Etching by S.B., 1783. Credit: Wellcome Collection. CC BY


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