Models: Some Confirmation and a Recantation

By R.C. Anderson, published November 1919


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.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (Early Modern) | Other (Twentieth C)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration

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