Models: Some Confirmation and a Recantation
Pepys states that the Prince had a long rake forward, so that her keel length was small in comparison with that of other ships of the same gun-deck length. We said that this model was “in no way remarkable in this respect,” because its false stem or cut-water did not make a particularly small angle with the horizontal. In the summer of 1913 the Rijks Museum, in Amsterdam, exhibited a number of prints and drawings of ships. One of these was a Van de Velde drawing, representing without a possibility of doubt the same ship as the South Kensington model.