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Smugglers, by George Morland.

Smugglers, by George Morland.
Smugglers, by George Morland.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: D3706
Description: A typical depiction of smuggling in the 18th century. Smuggling was rife during this period because customs duties were high. Highly organised gangs of smugglers landed their goods at isolated bays and caves, away from the gaze of the authorities.
Creator: George Morland [artist]; James Ward [engraver]; John Raphael Smith [publisher]
Date: 1 November 1793
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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