THE WARSHIP FIGUREHEADS OF PORTSMOUTH

33,50

Pulvertaft, D. illustrated by Dean, K. 120 Pág. Rústica. 23×25.

Categoría: ISBN: 9780752450766

Descripción

The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth has the biggent collection of British warship figureheads on display in the word. Cose by ate two still attached to the bows of their ships, the wooden HMS Victory (1765) and ironclad HMS Warrior (1860). David Pulvertaft´s book reveals the history of warship figureheads, those in the Portsmouth collection being lavishly illustrated with watercolour paintings by Kevin Dean. The informative narrative provides not only a description of the collection but also examines the context of each figurehead against the life of its ship and the background of the carver who created it.