28 :: Weymouth (18th century)

This is a vessel with two continuous decks, slightly naively overcharged with superstructures by Lecouvie; but it illustrates well the high unfurling of the sail set, the structure of the masts and the use of staysails.


The artist must have enjoyed sculpting and colouring the figurehead. He also now regularly uses set parts and frieze decorations for castle parts (stem, transom, poop, etc.) that earlier would have been finely sculpted. Champlain the cartographer proceeded in the same way to show mountains, forests and inhabited places.