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Brig rigged corvette

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This corvette was originally a demonstration model to teach French naval cadets about sails and rigging. Brig-rigged corvettes were two-masted, square-sailed, armed ships that were widely used by European navies during the eighteenth century.

Provenance

Lent by J. Templeman Coolidge, 12/01/1927.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1810 (rigging about 1840)

Object Place

United States

Dimensions

Overall (including cradle): 134.6 x 56.5 x 156.2 cm (53 x 22 1/4 x 61 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

32.142

Medium or Technique

Wood; boxwood

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Americas

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