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Ship Models: The Thomson Collection At The Art Gallery Of Ontario Simon Stephens

Ship Models: The Thomson Collection At The Art Gallery Of Ontario

Simon Stephens

Published September 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781903470824
Paperback
183 pages
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Spanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre. Pride of the collection are the rare British dockyard models made to scale for affluentMoreSpanning some 350 years, the Thomson Collection of historic ship models contains examples of exquisite workmanship and some of the masterpieces of the genre. Pride of the collection are the rare British dockyard models made to scale for affluent 18th-century clients closely associated with the Navy. A large number of modelsmade from wood and bone, with rigging of human hairwere made by some of the 120,000 French and other prisoners of the Napoleonic Wars.