Figurehead of the RY Royal Charlotte

Basic Information

FigID
F0039
InstID
FHD0097
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the RY Royal Charlotte
Vessel name
RY Royal Charlotte
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Unknown
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
Kidbrooke Stores, National Maritime Museum
Location date
30/01/2013

Physical Information

Description
Figurehead of the royal yacht 'Royal Charlotte', 1824. This superb late-Georgian example retrospectively represents the young Queen Charlotte (1744-1818), wife of George III) at just over half length, crowned, with an orb held before her in her left hand and a sceptre (detachable and restored) in her right, trailing slightly behind the figure. To either side she is supported behind by attendant cherubs with, on her right side, the Hanoverian royal arms, and on her left the Union flag, both within shields surrounded by foliate carving, and with flowers on the centre-line where the figure slots over the supporting stemhead.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H215.9 x W111.8 x D129.5 cms
Materials
Wood, Finish: Gilt
Object history
Vessel history
Bibliography

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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