Stern carving representing Queen Anne
© National Museum of the Royal Navy
Photo: © National Museum of the Royal Navy
National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth
A small, flat backed bust, apparently depicting Queen Anne, crowned and wearing the Order of the Garter. She also wears a necklace of large pearls and ropes of pearls in her hair.
In the 1938 report on the Chatham Dockyard Collection. The carving is listed as coming from HMS 'Cleopatra', but this attribution was subsequently queried. As the Royal Navy never had a ship with the name 'Queen Anne' it is impossible to say with any certainty from which ship she came.
David Pulvertaft ‘The Warship Figureheads of Portsmouth’ (Stroud, 2009) p.103
National Museum of the Royal Navy
National Museum of the Royal Navy, HM Naval Base (PP66), Portsmouth PO1 3NH
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