The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth

The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth

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Figureheads were carved for the bows of British fighting ships from the early 16th century until the start of 20th. This book presents the history of warship figureheads of Portsmouth by illustrating with watercolor paintings. It examines the context of each figurehead against the life of its ship and the background of the carver who created it.
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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 220.98 x 248.92 x 12.7mm | 521.63g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 075245076X
  • 9780752450766
  • 1,265,557

About David M. Pulvertaft

David Pulvertaft is a retired admiral who first became interested in warship figureheads during his long naval career. He began collaborating with Kevin Dean on the project under the suggestion of the Portsmouth Royal Naval Museum. Kevin Dean is a Southsea-based artist/illustrator who had developed a fascination with the form of the carvings and who had independently created several watercolors of them before collaborating on this book.
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