Figurehead of the HMS Resistance

Basic Information

FigID
F0251
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the HMS Resistance
Vessel name
HMS Resistance
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Naval
Copyright owner
© Scottish Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Current location
Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
Location date
20/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
Semi-nude male half-length figure with shaggy hair and beard, a cloak draped across the left shoulder. A ribbon or baldric is placed across the right shoulder. It terminates in drapes and carved foliage. An eagle is carved behind the scrolls at the base.
Maker
Cornelius Luck
Date made
1861
Place made
London
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Cornelius Luck of London was paid the sum of £22.18.0 to carve the figurehead.
Vessel history
'Resistance' was an 5th rate, 42 gun armoured frigate built by Westwood and Baillie, Millwall and launched in 1805. Used as a target in 1885, she was sold in 1898 and foundered on the 4th March 1899 in Holyhead Bay. She was subsequently raised and broken up.
Bibliography
David Pulvertaft 'Figureheads Of The Royal Navy'(Seaforth 2011) p.20
Admiralty Catalogue(1911) No 211

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine
Contact details
Scottish Maritime Museum, 6 Gottries Road, Irving, Ayrshire KA12 8QE
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
No
Date verified

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