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In the seventeenth century, ships were positioned in a line, one behind the other, so that the guns mounted on their sides were most effective in battle. Large, heavily armed warships were known as "ships of the line." Behind this model is an engraved and hand-painted, eighteenth-century view...

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Provenance

J. Templeman Coolidge, by 11 March 1921, to the MFA in 1932.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1740

Object Place

England

Dimensions

30.48 cm (12 in.)

Accession Number

32.139

Medium or Technique

Wood

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