Guardian: "Paint Detectives Uncover True Colours Of Nelson's Victorious Flagship"

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"The bumble-bee stripes of orangey brown and black of one of the most famous ships in the world, Horatio Nelson's HMS Victory on which he fought and died at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, may have to be repainted after a team of historic paint detectives recovered hundreds of fragments of the original paint surfaces.

"What you see today is largely an early 20th century invention of what an 18th century warship looked like," said Michael Crick-Smith, a founder with his partner Ian Crick-Smith of the conservation institute at Lincoln University specialising in historic decorative finishes."

Paint detectives uncover true colours of Nelson's victorious flagship | UK news | theguardian.com
 

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