The Identification of the Ashmolean Model

By FC Prideaux Naish, published May 1950


An investigation to establish the identity of a putative model Drake’s Golden Hind, preserved in the Ashmolean at least since 1689 but with no other provenance. Inferences are drawn from available evidence and records for the presumed features of the Golden Hind and compared with features of the model. From a consideration of its preservation in the Ashmolean since before 1689, the hatched upper deck and presence of quarter and stern galleries, the number and location of guns and overall size and proportions it is concluded that it does indeed represent the Golden Hind.

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Filed under: Francis Drake | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Ship Models & Figureheads

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