'Sketch of a seaman with substitute arms' by Anonymous

'Sketch of a seaman with substitute arms'


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'Sketch of a seaman with substitute arms'


Full length portrait of an unnamed sailor described as 'Coxswain to Admiral Legge' [Sir Arthur Kaye Legge (1766-1835)] with details of artificial or prosthetic arms designed by Oliver Lang and some explanatory notes. Plate 12 from the book Improvements in naval architecture, by Oliver Lang (Woolwich, 1853). The plate is headed 'SKETCH OF A SEAMAN, WITH SUBSTITUTE ARMS' and is inscribed 'H.W.Hampton Del. Day & Son, Lithrs. To the Queen.' Oliver Lang (1777-1853) was a master shipwright at the Royal Naval Dockyard at Woolwich.

Original: lithograph . 1853

  • Image ref: RS-10560
  • The Royal Society

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