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British Frigate

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This model, and the related, 50-ton frigate displayed nearby probably were made by a prisoner of war in England during the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815).

Provenance

Said to have been made by a French sailor in the prison at Dartmoor, Devonshire, England (after 1806), to Charles Hitchcock Tyler by 1933, to the MFA in 1933.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler

1790–1810

Object Place

Princetown, Dartmoor Prison, Devonshire, England

Dimensions

41.27 cm (16 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

33.432

Medium or Technique

Other organic; Ivory

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