Figurehead of the HMS Favourite
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Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Kidbrooke Stores, National Maritime Museum
Figurehead of HMS 'Favourite', comprising a half length female figure in a high-waisted, off the shoulder dress with square neckline and pearl necklace, with a rose in her hair. Her hair is curled at the front and tied up at the back.
H121.9 x W50.8 x D55.9 cms
Wood: Elm; Wood: Pine
Housed on the ground floor of the Rigging Shop in Devonport Dockyard until 1936, when it was presented to the NMM by the Admiralty.
The ship was an 18-gun sloop bult at Portsmouth Dockyard in 1829. She became a coal hulk in 1855 and was sold at Devonport in 1906. She was listed as 'Favorite', 1836-56, and as a coal hulk was also known as 'C.3' and 'C.77'.
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 419
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Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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