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Ship of the line "Mars"

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Ship models are usually rigged with threads of linen, cotton, or silk, but this model of "L'Mars"-a 132-gun ship of the line-was rigged with finely spun wool. The wool was coated with a drying oil and pine resin containing traces of copper and brass.

Provenance

J. Templeman Coolidge, by 1 December 1927, to the MFA in 1932.

Credit Line

Gift of John Templeman Coolidge

about 1800–15

Object Place

England

Accession Number

32.140

Medium or Technique

Boxwood

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