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Model of the "Half Moon"

Object Number: 
1939.105
Date: 
1825-1900
Medium: 
Wood, canvas, string, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 26 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 30 1/2 in. (67.3 × 26.7 × 77.5 cm)
Marks: 
painted: on flag at stern: "T / C V C"
Description: 
Model of Henry Hudson's sailing ship, the "Half Moon," with wooden stand; two masts with canvas sails surmounted by small canvas flags painted with lions in profile; flagpole at stern with red, white, and blue flag with central insignia; anchor suspended below bow.
Gallery Label: 
The "Half Moon" was the ship in which Henry Hudson explored the coast of America and sailed up the Hudson River in 1609.
Credit Line: 
Gift of George A. Zabriskie
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group