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First rate warship (circa 1745)

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Collection Ship models
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Gallery locationNot on display
Publication(s)Ship models : their purpose and development from 1650 to the present : illustrated from the ship model collection of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

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Object ID SLR2755
Description Scale: Unknown. A model of the mainmast, yards, and spars of a first rate warship circa 1745. The component parts are stored in a bespoke fitted travelling case which is divided into four sections, the lid of which is secured with three hooks. The component parts are individually annotated. The mast pieces are largely stained and varnished wood with details painted black, while the yards, spars, crosstrees, caps and other fittings are painted black. The annotations have been hand painted in off-white on the black painted parts, and in black on the wooden parts of the model. The metal fittings have all been made in brass.
Date made circa 1772

Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials bone; brass; paint; varnish; wood
Measurements Overall model: 1906 x 163 x 1440 mm
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