La Licorne de Tintin Ship Model
The Secret of the Unicorn
Boat: Three-mast ship
La Licorne “Maquette de bateau”
The Unicorn (French: La Licorne) is a fictional 17th-century three-masted armed Royal Navy vessel appearing in The Adventures of Tintin. The comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.
However, The Unicorn ship model plays a leading role in both The Secret of the Unicorn and Red Rackham’s Treasure, published in 1943.
La Licorne Unicorn ship model also appears in the 2011 film adaptation The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. In addition, In the movie of the Tintin adventures, the Unicorn is the setting of a battle between pirates and sailors. Moreover, followed by a duel between its captain, Sir Francis Haddock (an ancestor of Captain Haddock) and the pirate Red Rackham.
Most importantly, The Unicorn ship model is scuttled and sinks, and found years later by tintin and his friends. Firstly, The unicorn (La Licorne) was inspired by Le Brillant, built in 1690 at Le Havre, in France. After that, by the shipwright Salicon and then decorated by the designer Jean Bérain the Elder. In 1942, Hergé had decided that his latest Tintin adventure, The Secret of the Unicorn (1943). Moreover, he should depict images of his fictional Unicorn as detailed precision drawings.
In conclusion, The unicorn original plan was discovered a historic document titled Architectura Navalis, which contained detailed drawings of French battleships.