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Tudor Paper Galleon

By pamelajean
(Continuing my Southampton series. Most of the pictures in this series are taken from “the old town”).

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this very unusual piece, and had to later find some information about it.

This is a Paper Galleon from the Tudor House Museum, Southampton, by Jessica Palmer, a UK-based artist and illustrator whose work spans collage, paper sculpture, paper cutting, digital drawing and painting.
If you look closely, I think the galleon is driven by a mermaid !?
She says, “My Tudor Paper Galleon, made from Tarasen Grass Paper, and featuring papier mache and paper cut elements, is now a permanent feature of the Tudor House Museum where it conjures the spirit of a place which is built from ancient ships’ timbers and was once the home of Henry Vlll’s ships’ chandler.”


Tags: General Windows Ship Southampton Mermaid The old town Hampshire England UK Jessica Palmer Tudor House Museum paper art sculpture Artist and Illustrator

Voters: ugly, mrswoolybill, AlfieK and 40 more



mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
7 Jul 2022 4:30PM
A fitting place for this paper galleon to be exhibited. A lot of work has gone into making it, and I do like the bird on the end of the bowsprit, is that the look-out?
af1 Plus
10 1 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2022 4:38PM
Lovely interpretation sculpture...Alan
7 Jul 2022 4:43PM
Nice work with available light. Well done.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2022 4:53PM
A beautiful little galleon; thanks for sharing
7 Jul 2022 5:31PM
Lovely capture of this beautiful craft item.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
7 Jul 2022 5:32PM
Supremely fine artistic work-- a very impressive paper sculpture!
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2022 8:30PM
Excellent image and content,
Isabel GrinGrin
Spkr51 6 United States
7 Jul 2022 11:04PM
Superb !!!!!
bricurtis Plus
17 2.8k 53 England
7 Jul 2022 11:49PM
Very interesting and well photographed artwork - excellent detail.
James124 Plus
8 65 55 Portugal
7 Jul 2022 11:54PM
A lovely whimsical paper sculpture, interesting caption.
Fenfotos 7 35 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2022 11:35AM
What a lovely boat.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
8 Jul 2022 11:47AM
Yes, definitely mermaid propelled!! 😁 It's a very beautiful piece of work, and very nicely captured and presented here, Pamela - love it! 😃👍🏻👍🏻
Trev 😀
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2022 9:09PM
Sorry my award is late!
12 Jul 2022 8:28PM
Lovely work Lin

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