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Spanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre. Pride of the collection are the rare British dockyard models made to scale for affluent 18th-century clients closely associated with the Navy. A large number of models—made from wood and bone, with rigging of human hair—were made by some of the 120,000 French and other prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars.
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Overview

Spanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre. Pride of the collection are the rare British dockyard models made to scale for affluent 18th-century clients closely associated with the Navy. A large number of models—made from wood and bone, with rigging of human hair—were made by some of the 120,000 French and other prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903470824
  • Publisher: Paul Holberton Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 6

Introduction 9

Seventeenth and eighteenth century 15

Small craft and life boats 67

Sail and steam 78

Ferries 91

Donald McNarry 105

Pleasure craft 111

Service vessels 119

World War I warships 133

World War IIwarships 151

General cargo, fishing and passenger vessels 161

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