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"Chesapeake"

"Chesapeake"
Title
"Chesapeake"
Date 
1930
Medium 
Wood, string, metal, cloth
Dimensions 
Overall: 23 x 31 in. ( 58.4 x 78.7 cm )
Description 
Wooden ship model with three masts, varnished wood deck, two life boats and suspended American flag at back of ship. Painted exterior.
Credit Line 
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Object Number 
1943.429
Gallery Label 
The "Chesapeake" is representative of the tradition of extreme realism in ship model making, from the realistic materials to the proportions and design of the ship itself. The Chesapeake, U.S. Frigate, was famous for her role in the Chesapeake affair (June 22, 1807) and for her battle with the H.M.S. Shannon (June 1, 1813).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group