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Figurehead of barque William Turner
William Turner large
basic info
FigID
F0310
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of barque William Turner
Vessel name
William Turner
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Merseyside Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © Merseyside Maritime Museum
Current location
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Location date
02/04/2013
physical info
Description
A full-length, male figure clad in contemporary dress, possibly a portrait of the owner. Show stepping forward, he wears trousers, a cravat and a blue double-breasted tail coat. His right hand is in the breast of his coat, the left is held clenched by his side.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
Materials
Wood
Object history
Part of a donation of over 300 pieces from the Wynn family of Fort Belan in 1986.
Vessel history
'William Turner’ was a 488 ton barque built by Campbell & Co of Greenock. She was wrecked in Carnafon Bay in 1845 during a return voyage from Peru.
Bibliography
'A Maritime Fortress: The Collections of the Wynn Family at Belan Fort c.1750-1950' by Michael Stammers
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Contact details
Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool, L3 4AQ
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
By appointment
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified