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Wapping, by Thomas Rowlandson.

Wapping, by Thomas Rowlandson.
Wapping, by Thomas Rowlandson.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: PW3823
Description: In this print Rowlandson depicts a typical scene in a sailor's tavern in the 1790s. The location is Wapping on the north bank of the Thames. Sailors from ships moored in the Pool of London flocked to this district. They were looking for drink and women, and the brothels and taverns along the Ratcliffe Highway provided for their every need.
Creator: Thomas Rowlandson
Date: September 1807
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
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