Thomson Collection at the AGO: Ship Models


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The unveiling of the Thomson Collection is marked by a set of five books co-published by Skylet Publishing and the Art Gallery of Ontario. These publications explore the particular character of Ken Thomson`s taste and his remarkable collection as well as highlighting individual pieces and setting them in their historical contexts.

Ship models are a priceless historical record of vessels that have long since been sunk or broken up. The holdings in the Thomson Collection date from the late seventeenth to the mid twentieth century, and represent a diversity of model styles and ship types ranging from tugs, dredgers and trawlers to cargo vessels, passenger steamers, destroyers and two aircraft carriers.

Written by Simon Stephens
Softcover with jacket, 184 pages, 100 colour illustrations, 11 x 9.5 ins.
Co-published by Skylet Publishing and the Art Gallery of Ontario
Produced by Paul Holberton Publishing, London, England
© 2008 Skylet Publishing/Art Gallery of Ontario