from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who carves figureheads and other ornaments for ships.
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The life of this artist was one of consummate worldly success; the kings of Bavaria and Denmark were the personal friends of the unlettered son of the ship-carver, as were Horace Vernet, Walter
He was the son of a Copenhagen ship-carver, and received all his bent from the study of the antique in Italy.