The Ships of Maso Finiguerra Part III

By Geoffrey Callender, published December 1912


This continues the analysis of the ships portrayed in the fifteenth century drawing of Maso Finiguerra. Perhaps the most valuable features in the works of Finiguerra are the sails. He does not make absolutely clear the cut of the canvas adopted at the time, but he provides sufficient suggestions and hints to give a direction for further research. There must be doubt about whether the ‘bi-lobular’ sail shown by him was really in use as shown, and some of the other detail is hazy and unclear.

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

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