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Ideals: The Freedom of the Seas

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1917 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brangwyn, Frank (Sir), born 1867 - died 1956 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    colour lithograph on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Ministry of Information

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case ES, shelf 9, box A

Physical description

Print depicting sailors in a rowing boat, fighting an octopus with spears. From the section 'Ideals' in the print series The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1917 (published)


Brangwyn, Frank (Sir), born 1867 - died 1956 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

colour lithograph on paper


Height: 18.25 in, Width: 29 in

Descriptive line

'The Freedom of the Seas', plate from the series The Great War: Britain's Efforts and Ideals, lithograph, Frank Brangwyn, Britain, 1917

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1916-1918, London: HMSO, 1920.




Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Sailors; Boats; Octopus


Prints; War; Propaganda


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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