Female figurehead - unidentified ('Unknown Lady')

Basic Information

FigID
F0236
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Female figurehead - unidentified ('Unknown Lady')
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Unknown
Copyright owner
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Copyright notes
Image: © National Museum of the Royal Navy
Current location
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
Location date

Physical Information

Description
This female three quarter length bust wears a navy blue tunic, falling off the right shoulder to reveal her breast. She also wears a mustard and blue bulrush wreath, which suggests that the ship was named after a river of which the figure is a personification.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
First recorded in the 1911 Portsmouth Dockyard Museum Catalogue but the exact date of her arrival there is unknown.
Vessel history
Unknown, probably from a frigate
Bibliography
Bibliography – David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.80

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Museum of the Royal Navy
Contact details
HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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