Reference numberMOB/004
TitleTwin-hulled ship after William Petty
ArtistWorlidge, Stephen
Date17th century
DescriptionModel of a twin-hulled ship, comprising two narrow hulls of equal size, positioned in parallel beneath a decorative bow and a clear deck. On a mahogany presentation stand. First designed by William Petty, this model was created by goldsmith Stephen Worlidge of Portsmouth.
Extent1 artefact
Dimensionsh 160 x w 150 x l 430 mm
NotesCurrently on loan to the Science Museum - on display in the 'Science City' exhibition
Access statusOpen
ProvenancePetty had a number of models of his twin-hulled ship made and the exact lineage of this model prior to its presentation to the Society is unknown. It was presented by John Houghton in 1685, recorded in JBO/8.
Related materialModel sent in with a paper, possibly EL/P1/34a
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA3232Houghton; John (1645 - 1705); apothecary and author1645 - 1705
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