As promised in my previous posting on excellent dioramas I’ve seen in museums during my UK holiday, here is another one from the Historic Dockyard at Portsmouth, taken in the museum near HMS Victory.
Unfortunately I forgot to take note of the caption of the diorama, but it is obviously depicting the launch (or some other important stage in the construction) of a Napoleonic-era warship – though not of the Victory herself, as the ship is too small.
But whatever the subject matter, the model-making is breathtaking.
Because I am still away on holiday, and so absent from my usual graphics software, I haven’t been able to downsize these photos. Therefore they are pretty big.
However there is so much to see in these pictures, that I think the waiting time to download them will be worth it. But don’t forget to click on the pics to see them at full size. There are just so many little incidents happening in this busy scene. My favourite touch is that of the seagulls flying round the little boat.