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Ship of the Line "Heros"

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This model of the French warship "Héros"-a 74-gun ship of the line-probably was made by French prisoners in British camps during the Napoleonic Wars (1793-1815). Inmates crafted articles to pass the time and to sell at prison markets, which were open to the public. Prisoners could obtain...

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Provenance

To J. Templeman Coolidge, by 24 February 1921, to the MFA in 1932.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1781

Object Place

French in England

Dimensions

Overall (H x W x L): 71.1 x 25.4 x 96.5 cm (28 x 10 x 38 in.)

Accession Number

32.146

Medium or Technique

Other organic; whale bone

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