Old Maritime Prints
This article gives the backgound to the fabulous collection of old maritime print collected by the author. Having begun collecting while in the East, he used catalogues to identify further purchases at auctions, and began to upgrade existing prints if better ones were on offer. The need for space in which to exhibit his collection lead to help being offered by Sir James Caird. The establishment of the National Maritime Museum provided the home needed by the collection. The article also contains an explanation of the processes by which a print is made. It concludes by listing the collection into periods, actions, artists, portraits, caricatures and lithographs.