Model of the lighthouse at De Cocksdorp on Texel, anonymous, 1863

Model of the lighthouse at De Cocksdorp on Texel, anonymous, 1863

wood and brass, h 138.5cm × d 31cm Catalogue entry

This lighthouse model is remarkable for its wooden structure, which represents brickwork. At the end of World War II this lighthouse on Texel was heavily damaged during a fierce exchange of fire between Georgian prisoners of war, who had barricaded themselves in the building, and German troops, who eventually managed to recapture the lighthouse. After the war, it was rebuilt in concrete.

On display in room 0.13

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