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King William Quadrangle, Greenwich Hospital.

King William Quadrangle, Greenwich Hospital.
King William Quadrangle, Greenwich Hospital.
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: BHC1832
Description: The King William Quadrangle of Greenwich Hospital, with several Greenwich Pensioners as well as women and children. The jackets and tricorn hats were the typical uniform of the Greenwich Pensioners. The pensioner in the foreground wearing the yellow jacket is a so-called 'canary' - the wearing of a yellow jacket was the punishment for drunkeness and other offences against Hospital rules.
Creator: James Holland
Date: c. 1850
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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