Model of HMS Victory, 2018
- Model of HMS Victory.
- Physical Description:
- 1 model : paper, wood, brass, thread ; 78 x 109 x 37 cm
- Rare Books and ManuscriptsCabinet NYale Center for British Art, Gift of Louis G. Audette, Yale BA 1962, BFA 1963, MS 1965Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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- Three-Dimensional Artifacts
- The man-of-war HMS Victory was the flagship of the Royal Navy through a succession of commands, most notably by Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson between 1803 and 1805, including the Battle of Trafalgar on October 21, 1805.
"The model displays the HMS Victory's rig and appointments in 1803. Except for its wooden dowel masts and turned brass canons it is entirely from paper, and is an enhanced product of a kit offered by Shipyard, a publisher of paper maritime models, based in Poland. The model was built [in 2018] by Louis G. Audette. The kit's instructions were in Polish; its realization and supplementation were materially assisted by reference to: 1. A brief of history of sea power, David Howarth ... 2. A brief history of fighting ships, ships of the line, and Napoleonic sea battles, 1793-1815, David Davies ... 3. In the hour of Victory, Sam Willis ... 4. Empire of the seas, Brian Lavery ... 5. Spreading canvas, eighteenth century British marine paintings ... and most especially, The 100 gun ship Victory, John McKay ..."--Notes provided by Louis G. Audette, 2019.
Shipyard's illustrated description of the model, with a short history of HMS Victory, in Polish (1 sheet), removed to object file.
- Subject Terms:
- Great Britain. Royal Navy.Paper work -- Specimens.Sailing ships -- Great Britain -- Models.Victory (Man of war)Warships -- Great Britain -- Models.
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