The Naumacia to Commemorate a Peace

Thomas Rowlandson British

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A naumachia taking place in Lake Serpentine at right. Four small ships are in the water, and one man propels on a rocket off ot the "Colossus" at left. A man points at the scene at left alongside a woman who looks surprisedly at the scene. John Bull sits at a table at left with a ticket and paper that read: "ADMIT Mr. and Mrs. BULL to the Fete, 1 Guinea" and "O woe is me I have seen what I have seen seeing what I see."

The Naumacia to Commemorate a Peace, Thomas Rowlandson (British, London 1757–1827 London), Hand-colored etching

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