Author Results for G.S. Laird Clowes

Small Craft at the Science Museum

By G.S. Laird Clowes

From an historical point of view, the most detailed of the small-craft collections at the Science Museum is that of the yacht models. This collection starts with a contemporary model of a Stuart Royal Yacht dating from some twelve years after the introduction of yachting into England, at the time of the Restoration. The list […] Read More

Filed under: Irish Sea | Other (Nineteenth C) | Other (Eighteenth C) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Harbours & Dockyards | Historic Vessels, Museums & Restoration | Leisure & Small Craft | Ship Models & Figureheads | Shipbuilding & Design | Whaling & Fishing

The Portrait of the Sovereign

By G.S. Laird Clowes

The publication Portrait of Peter Pett and the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’ by Geoffrey Callender describes a painting purchased by Sir James Caird which is of higher quality than that (evidently a copy of it) held in the National Portrait Gallery. Although it is accepted that the stern of a ship illustrated is that of […] Read More

Filed under: Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music