21 May 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 125
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
A finely detailed diorama of 'Hornblower' in action at Rosas Bay, by R. Langton (British, 20th Century)
an extreme miniature waterline diorama in 1:1200 scale, with five ships cast from pewter, with modelled sails, rigged and hand-painted. Set on a modelled sea, formed from a combination of carved wood and plasticine, which is hand-painted. Displayed within a glazed wooden display case with brass trim and mounted on a mahogany baseboard, with brass plaques
the case, 20½ x 14¼ x 11½ in. (52.1 x 36.2 x 29.2 cm.)
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This diorama depicts the action between Horatio Hornblower's H.M.S. Sutherland and four French warships in C.S. Forester's book Ship of the Line.
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