Orduna

1965.250.1

Part of

Lusitania collection

About this object

Shown as dazzle-painted armed merchant cruiser during 1914-18 war Miniature waterline
Diorama, miniature model:
Miniature model set in a lively wooden carved and modelling compound sea. The wood and card model liner is painted in the dazzle camouflage colours of the First World War. She is armed with a gun on the poop and two more set port and starboard in the waist adjacent the main mast. The model is set in a metal (bronze?) framed glass case. The model has a very ‘broad brush’ approach and the colour rendition is very pleasing and is off set to one side of the case to give a ‘foreground’ which is very unusual.
On the underside of the base board is a written and carved inscription ‘H. N. Leask Sculptor 1935’. Lensk is briefly mentioned in ‘The Shipping Gallery of the Liverpool Museums’ Mariners Mirror 3rd July 1931
CM. 26-06-2012

Object specifics

  • Title
    Orduna
  • Accession no.
    1965.250.1
  • Type
    Model
  • Artist/Maker
    H N Leask
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
    1931
  • Materials
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, First Floor, Lusitania: Life, Loss, Legacy
  • Measurements
    l 515 x w 210 x ht 190mm
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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