15 January 2009,
Price realised USD 21,250
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A Napoleonic prisoner of war model of a 110-gun 1st rate ship of the line
Late 18th or early 19th century
the model, taken apart for restoration, includes a the hull which is planked in bone and horn, and fitted with stem, quarter galleries and transom, with numerous parts [appears to be mostly complete] and notes on the work and assembly.
9 x 19½ in. (22.9 x 49.6 cm.) model on base.
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Valérie Hess on the erotic — and semi-autobiographical — sculpture considered a masterpiece of the artist's late career
Specialist Fatma Turkkan-Wille and Dr Kim Richter of the Getty Research Institute offer their expert insights