|"Sailors". John Augustus Atkinson, London, 1807. British Museum.|
Today's post shows four sailors on the shore talking, two talking in the foreground and two pushing a boat into the water in the background.
The seated man he's speaking to is smoking a pipe and wearing a hat style I'm unfamiliar with. He wears a very large handkerchief tied loosely around the neck, and a voluminous smock that reaches almost to his knees. On his legs he wears tight trousers or what might be sea boots - it was hard for me to tell. His shoes are tied.