Following the last two newsletters on preparatory sketches for paintings and furniture, this one looks at shipbuilding. Naturally drawings for ships are immensely technical and have to be totally accurate. Before help from computer programmes, naval architects used templates and pre-drawn curves. We are lucky enough to have a draughtsman’s box full of such curves which belonged to
Wilson Chilton in 1820.
Wick Antiques was established by Charles Wallrock in the early 1980s. Having grown up in the Antiques world Charles developed an extensive wealth of knowledge.