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R. Michael Wall, Guest Curator  Judy N. Lund, Co-Curator
R. Michael Wall, Managing DirectorAmerican Marine Model Gallery     Gloucester, Massachusetts
The Poop DeckTiburon-Belvedere CA, 1975-1979
Mystic Maritime Gallery  Mystic Seaport, Connecticut 1979-1982
DOUCMENTATION
Ship Model ClassificationCLASS A: Scratch-Built Model:Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no c...
American Marine Model Gallery   Salem, Massachusetts 1982 - 2008
World’s Only Gallery Devoted to the     Fine Art of Ship Models      Representing Internationally Acclaimed              M...
American Marine Model Gallery   Gloucester, Massachusetts           2008 - 2013
Fine Ship Models are recognized by top museums    and collectors as Decorative Works-of-Art    Manuel Perry, whaling bark
The physical ARTISTRY of aprofessional marine painting involvesthe Craft of -Precise drawing        William Bradford – ski...
Creating the compositionof the scene.   William Bradford - frigate
Application of paint
Charles W. Morgan, Fred S. Cozzens, watercolor, 1851
Charles W. Morgan, William Gilkerson, watercolor.
Charles W. Morgan, John Stobart, oil.
Authentic research – whaler Californiaby Professional Marine Model artistRoger Hambidge
Craft of wood working -                          creating the framed hull,                          then the crafts of met...
CaliforniaCreatively presented with the portsideshowing natural wood exposed frames, thestarboard with oxidized copper she...
California by professional marine model artist               Roger Hambidge
Comparable Artistry    John Stobart  William Bradford    Marine Painters          vs.  Marine Model Artist  William Hitchc...
Flying Cloud, John Stobart, oil, $375,000
WILLIAM E. HITCHCOCK, Flying Fish, 3/32” scale,$55,000
William E. Hitchcock,Flying Fish,Clearwater diorama,3/32” = 1’ ScaleCase: 45” long
William E. Hitchcock, Flying Fish
William E. Hitchcock, Flying Fish
Unloading Whale Oil Casks – New Bedford, John Stobart, oil$250,000
William E. Hitchcock, C.W. Morgan, Wharf side, NewBedford, MA, 1/8” scale, $28,000
William E. Hitchcock, C.W. Morgan, Wharf side, NewBedford, MA
William E. Hitchcock, C.W. Morgan, Wharf side, New Bedford, MA
William Bradford, oils 1874 & 1882, Artic steam whalerPANTHER
William E. Hitchcock, Arctic steam whaler Belvedere, 18963/32” scale [$32,000]
William E. Hitchcock, Belvedere
William E. Hitchcock, Belvedere
The Gallery has provided variousprofessional ship model services to   the following list of clients. Some of these have sh...
CLIENTS & REFERENCESThe White House                      New York Yacht Club  Smithsonian Institution              St. Fra...
Some interesting Custom ShipModel projects provided by ourGallery -
F/V ALASKA OCEAN, 376’factory trawler for full at sea fishprocessing - Seattle
▪ 3/16” = 1’ scale▪ Model 6’ long▪ With cut-awaywindow and raiseddeck to view at-seaprocessing sequence.
Interior factory deck and freezer hold
Smithsonian - Maritime HistorystaffApril 2009
F/V Alaska OceanStarted May 2007on exhibit May2009 [$75k]
DUC DE BOURGOGNE80-Gun French First RateShip-of-the-lineBattle of Cape Henry atChesapeake Bay 1781Class-A   1/8” = 1’ Scale
BONHOMME RICHARDContinental Navy 40-GunFrigateCommanded by CaptainJohn Paul Jones 1779Class-A   3/16” = 1’ Scale
Detailed diorama depicting aderelict vessel undergoing acomplete dismantling like thosecurrently languishing on thecoastli...
Yacht Models for private customers:Perini Navi 47meter ketch              Feadship 49meter
Yacht Models for private customers:Alden Yachts 52’ Sloop              Hinckley T37
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  1. 1. R. Michael Wall, Guest Curator Judy N. Lund, Co-Curator
  2. 2. R. Michael Wall, Managing DirectorAmerican Marine Model Gallery Gloucester, Massachusetts
  3. 3. The Poop DeckTiburon-Belvedere CA, 1975-1979
  4. 4. Mystic Maritime Gallery Mystic Seaport, Connecticut 1979-1982
  5. 5. DOUCMENTATION
  6. 6. Ship Model ClassificationCLASS A: Scratch-Built Model:Model built entirely from scratch materials by the builder with no commercially fabricated partsexcept cordage, chain and belaying pins.CLASS B: Modified Scratch-Built Model:Model built from scratch, but supplemented by the use of some commercially fabricatedaccessories.CLASS C: Modified Kit Model:Model built from materials provided in commercial kit, supplemented by other commerciallyfabricated parts or by scratch-built parts.CLASS D:Kit Model: Model built entirely from materials provided in commercial kits.SPECIAL: Sub Categories:Model built and/or displayed in any of the following methods: Antique, Waterline, CrossSection, Cut-Away, Exposed Interior, Sailing, Half-Hull, Bone/Ivory, Diorama, Power, Working,Builder’s Model, Extreme Miniature, Ship-in-a-Bottle, Shadowbox, Americana, Folk Art,Decorative, Pond Model, Production, Other.
  7. 7. American Marine Model Gallery Salem, Massachusetts 1982 - 2008
  8. 8. World’s Only Gallery Devoted to the Fine Art of Ship Models Representing Internationally Acclaimed Marine Model ArtistsGallery Services Include: – Consultation & Collection Management – Custom Models (historic or yacht) – Conservation Restoration – Appraisal – Custom Display Units
  9. 9. American Marine Model Gallery Gloucester, Massachusetts 2008 - 2013
  10. 10. Fine Ship Models are recognized by top museums and collectors as Decorative Works-of-Art Manuel Perry, whaling bark
  11. 11. The physical ARTISTRY of aprofessional marine painting involvesthe Craft of -Precise drawing William Bradford – skiff c.1860
  12. 12. Creating the compositionof the scene. William Bradford - frigate
  13. 13. Application of paint
  14. 14. Charles W. Morgan, Fred S. Cozzens, watercolor, 1851
  15. 15. Charles W. Morgan, William Gilkerson, watercolor.
  16. 16. Charles W. Morgan, John Stobart, oil.
  17. 17. Authentic research – whaler Californiaby Professional Marine Model artistRoger Hambidge
  18. 18. Craft of wood working - creating the framed hull, then the crafts of metal- smithing, paint work, and fine rigging.CaliforniaClass-A Scale ¼” = 1’
  19. 19. CaliforniaCreatively presented with the portsideshowing natural wood exposed frames, thestarboard with oxidized copper sheathing,artistic weathering throughout andimplementation of soft textured cloth sails.
  20. 20. California by professional marine model artist Roger Hambidge
  21. 21. Comparable Artistry John Stobart William Bradford Marine Painters vs. Marine Model Artist William Hitchcock
  22. 22. Flying Cloud, John Stobart, oil, $375,000
  23. 23. WILLIAM E. HITCHCOCK, Flying Fish, 3/32” scale,$55,000
  24. 24. William E. Hitchcock,Flying Fish,Clearwater diorama,3/32” = 1’ ScaleCase: 45” long
  25. 25. William E. Hitchcock, Flying Fish
  26. 26. William E. Hitchcock, Flying Fish
  27. 27. Unloading Whale Oil Casks – New Bedford, John Stobart, oil$250,000
  28. 28. William E. Hitchcock, C.W. Morgan, Wharf side, NewBedford, MA, 1/8” scale, $28,000
  29. 29. William E. Hitchcock, C.W. Morgan, Wharf side, NewBedford, MA
  30. 30. William E. Hitchcock, C.W. Morgan, Wharf side, New Bedford, MA
  31. 31. William Bradford, oils 1874 & 1882, Artic steam whalerPANTHER
  32. 32. William E. Hitchcock, Arctic steam whaler Belvedere, 18963/32” scale [$32,000]
  33. 33. William E. Hitchcock, Belvedere
  34. 34. William E. Hitchcock, Belvedere
  35. 35. The Gallery has provided variousprofessional ship model services to the following list of clients. Some of these have ship model collections open to the public.
  36. 36. CLIENTS & REFERENCESThe White House New York Yacht Club Smithsonian Institution St. Francis Yacht ClubMystic Seaport Museum Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Peabody Essex Museum Eastern Yacht ClubThe Mariners’ Museum American Yacht Club South Street Seaport Museum Boston Yacht ClubNational Maritime Museum Corinthian Yacht Club Musée National de la Marine Herreshoff Marine MuseumBermuda Maritime Museum Newport Harbor Nautical Museum Museum of Fine Arts Bermuda National TrustHart Nautical Museum - M.I.T. Independence Seaport Museum San Diego Maritime Museum Maine Maritime MuseumCarnegie Museum New Bedford Whaling Museum Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum San Francisco Maritime MuseumCape Ann Historical Association Wadsworth Athenaeum Farnsworth Art Museum Addison Gallery of American ArtKendall Whaling Museum Ventura County Maritime Museum U.S. Naval Academy Museum Perry-MacMillan MuseumU.S.S. Merchant Marine Museum U.S.S. Constitution Museum U.S. National Park Service U.S. Department of the TreasuryU.S. Department of State U.S. Internal Revenue Service
  37. 37. Some interesting Custom ShipModel projects provided by ourGallery -
  38. 38. F/V ALASKA OCEAN, 376’factory trawler for full at sea fishprocessing - Seattle
  39. 39. ▪ 3/16” = 1’ scale▪ Model 6’ long▪ With cut-awaywindow and raiseddeck to view at-seaprocessing sequence.
  40. 40. Interior factory deck and freezer hold
  41. 41. Smithsonian - Maritime HistorystaffApril 2009
  42. 42. F/V Alaska OceanStarted May 2007on exhibit May2009 [$75k]
  43. 43. DUC DE BOURGOGNE80-Gun French First RateShip-of-the-lineBattle of Cape Henry atChesapeake Bay 1781Class-A 1/8” = 1’ Scale
  44. 44. BONHOMME RICHARDContinental Navy 40-GunFrigateCommanded by CaptainJohn Paul Jones 1779Class-A 3/16” = 1’ Scale
  45. 45. Detailed diorama depicting aderelict vessel undergoing acomplete dismantling like thosecurrently languishing on thecoastline of Chittagong,Bangladesh.Class-A/Special 1/16” = 1’ Scale
  46. 46. Yacht Models for private customers:Perini Navi 47meter ketch Feadship 49meter
  47. 47. Yacht Models for private customers:Alden Yachts 52’ Sloop Hinckley T37
  48. 48. British Builder’s model, Windsor Castle, Largest scale model 23’ [$150,000]
  49. 49. Antique prisoner-of-war ‘chip-wood’ model, c.1805 model 1 1/2” long [$12,000]
  50. 50. 18th c. British Navy Board modelMost expensive $1,200,000. [Christie’s – London sale 2002]
  51. 51. Rarest model: 18th c. micro ivory carving in a cameo setting [$75k] Cameo: 3 ½” x 3”
  52. 52. Most Flamboyant: Le Medusa, by conceptual artist Yinka Shonibare. 5’ x 6’ display [$250k]
  53. 53. 2010 London’s Art Council – Fourth Plynth Award Yinka Shonibare HMS VictoryNational Gallery of Art – Trafalgar Square
  54. 54. 1933 - 1945President Franklin D. Roosevelt, model builder and collector Peter Ness, James Arnold
  55. 55. 1961 - 1963President John F. Kennedy
  56. 56. 1977 - 1981President Jimmy Carter
  57. 57. 1981 - 1989President Ronald Reagan, model builder
  58. 58. “Life wasn’t complete until you’ve built a model ship” c.1950USS Challenge USS America President Ronald Reagan
  59. 59. 1989 - 1993President George H. W. Bush
  60. 60. 1993 - 2001 President William Clinton’s state gift to Japanese Priminister Tomiichi Murayama 1995Gloucester Fishing Schooner: Gertrude L. Thebaud
  61. 61. SURVEYING A SHIP MODELBeyond a model’s aesthetic artistry - when lookingconsider:1. Woodworking and craftsmanship of the hull2. Quality and care of paint work or natural wood finish3. Level of detail on metal work and fittings4. Delicateness of rigging and comprehensiveness.
  62. 62. Six Models of the icon, Charles W. Morgan, by six different modelers
  63. 63. They made subjective interpretation of the information,and approached the craftsmanship at their own level, and preferred presentation
  64. 64. Six different presentations of the tryworks!1 2
  65. 65. 3 4
  66. 66. 55 6
  67. 67. Erik Ronnberg’s Kate Cory, note the variegated copper sheathing and soft textureof the cloth sails, all add to the even palate of colors used by the artist.
  68. 68. International whaling - off-shore craft. Note the simplicity of construction for thenorthwestern Artic models, while the Japanese Sampans are exquisitely decorated.
  69. 69. Half Hulls:The three on top are traditionalwaterline lift models.Matilda SearsContest??Napoleon, can be disassembledvia removing bulkhead sectionsand hull lines can then bedeveloped.
  70. 70. American Whaleboats:Nine examples representing the variety ofconstruction and presentations differentartists achieve for this small whaling craft.
  71. 71. Pleasure Craft: Joseph W. Appleton’s - AvantiTypifies the three most important aspects of a yacht model: polished paintwork, detailedworking fittings, and customized twisted wire rigging.
  72. 72. Tom Borges - ConcordiaThough a large scale model, thisalso demonstrates the high level ofcraftsmanship that can be achievedwith paintwork and fittings.
  73. 73. Professionally built 1956 studio model, exhibits multifaceted aspects of detailed woodworking of the hull, clever weathering and articulating work action figures, made for the movie Moby Dick.MGM’s - Ahab and crew!
  74. 74. Charles W. Morgan – structural aspectsOpen framed half-hull; miniature cut-awaymodel; and actual ships hanging knee #73.
  75. 75. 200 year old models needing Conservationand StewardshipAbove: 74-gun bone Napoleonic eramodel; above right: early 19th c. Frenchgun-boat; bottom right: early 19th c.American 18-gun brig.
  76. 76. THANK YOU R. Michael Wall © 2013

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