PortCities London
You are here:  PortCities London home > People and places > Crime and punishment
Text Only About this Site Feedback
Explore this site
About maritime London
Early port
Tudor and Stuart port
18th-century port
19th-century port
20th-century port
People and places
Port communities
Crime and punishment
Leisure, health and housing
Thames art, literature and architecture
The working Thames
London's docks and shipping
Trades, industries and institutions
Port of science and discovery
Historical events
Ceremony and catastrophe
London in war and conflict
Fun and games
Things to do
Timeline games
Matching games
Send an e-card
   Back to Introduction

Launching a Frigate.

Launching a Frigate.
Launching a Frigate.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Description: A female brothel-keeper 'launches' one of her prostitutes. Although many London prostitutes were streetwalkers, others worked from home or could be approached in public places such as taverns, theatres or pleasure gardens.
Creator: Newton [artist]; Rowland [engraver]; Thomas Tegg [publisher]
Date: February 1809
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
Legal & CopyrightPartner sites:BristolHartlepoolLiverpoolSouthamptonAbout this SiteFeedbackText Only