Le Roi de Rome

Attributed to the Arsenal of Anvers1807/1811

Musée des arts et métiers

Musée des arts et métiers

Le Roi de Rome was named after the son of Emperor Napoleon I, born in 1811. It is not the replica of a ship that actually existed but an arsenal model built before the prince's birth and re-used as a gift on that occasion. At the time, arsenal models were important during the ship-building process. Outstanding craftsmanship, attention to detail, and original rigging and sails increase the singularity and value of this model of a ship with two decks and 80 cannons. Borda and Sané developed this class of warship in the late 18th century, a period marked by France's rivalry with England and its famous Royal Navy. It was armed for six months, carried a 900-man crew and had a capacity of 3,870 barrels.

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  • Title: Le Roi de Rome
  • Creator: Attributed to the Arsenal of Anvers
  • Date: 1807/1811
  • Date Created: 1807/1811
  • Physical Dimensions: Scale model 1/48
  • Provenance: Musée des arts et métiers
  • Subject Keywords: Bateau militaire / Navigation maritime
  • Type: Bois, bronze, ivoire, plâtre
  • Contributor: Author : Sandra Delaunay
  • Inventory number: Inv. 04024-0001
  • Credits: © Musée des arts et métiers-Cnam/photo Michèle Favareille