Model of the Napoleonic ship 'L'Alexandre' by Unknown Artist

A model of the ship 'L'Alexandre', one of the largest ships in Napoleon's navy and dating from the Napoleonic wars.


Length: 60 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
John Barnwell through The Art Fund

The model was carved in bone by French Prisoners of War who may have been held in Dartmoor prison. The model is presented inside a glass case.


Rector of Holford, Somerset, early 19th Century; then by descent to the donor.

Venue details

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery Drake Circus, PLYMOUTH Devon PL4 8AJ 01752 304774

Entry details

Free to all

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