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The Schooner Primrose of Marblehead, Full-hull ship model, 2002; Mark Sutherland (b. 1954); Concord, Massachusetts; Wood, cotton; 31 3/4 x 39 x 7 1/2 in; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
The Schooner Primrose of Marblehead, Full-hull ship model, 2002
Mark Sutherland (b. 1954)
Concord, Massachusetts
Wood, cotton
31 3/4 x 39 x 7 1/2 in
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
 
Ditty Box; Maritime craft; 1992; Mark Sutherland (b. 1954); Antique whalebone; Collection of the artist
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Mark Sutherland
Concord, MA
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A few years ago, a large-scale antique model at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem captured Mark Sutherland's imagination. As he relates, "I was charmed by the color, patina and artistic feel of these old models and wanted to build something that captured some of . . .the antique vessel color schemes." He based the hull lines on plans by Howard I. Chappelle, a noted marine historian. Schooners of this style were used for fishing and coastal freighting until almost the mid 1800s, with little changes in overall design.
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