The Mediaeval Artist: His Value as a Witness in Nautical Affairs

By Gregory Robinson, published December 1912

Abstract

Our knowledge of the mediaeval ship being so largely dependent upon the work of the artist of the time, it seems proper that the naval archaeologist should make some enquiry into that person’s character and attainments, and the state of his mind. The enquiry here set out suggests that there is strong evidence of distortion, and that proportion was not the artist’s strong point. We may gain an isolated fact from them here and there – that is all.

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Filed under: Early Middle Ages | Late Middle Ages | High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Shipbuilding & Design

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