"Chesapeake"

Object Number: 
1943.429
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.
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).
Credit Line: 
The Eugene H. Pool Collection of Captain James Lawrence, Gift of Dr. Eugene H. Pool
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group