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Female figurehead - unidentified
F0102 A Figurehead - Female - Unidentified - FHD0051
basic info
FigID
F0102
InstID
FHD0051
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Female figurehead - unidentified
Vessel name
Unidentified
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Unknown
Copyright owner
© National Maritime Museum
Copyright notes
Photo: © National Maritime Museum
Current location
Tresco
Location date
12/02/2013
physical info
Description
Polychrome and gilded waist-length female bust figurehead, from an unknown vessel. The figure may be a portrait and is in a low-cut blue evening gown, with a white panel at the breast, a gold belt and gold necklace. The hair is dressed in ringlets over the ears, with gold hair clips. The dress style is about 1828 and suggests British origin.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H58.4 x W39.4 x D22.9 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
Accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of Estate Duty in 1979 from Robert Arthur Dorien-Smith. The collection was begun by Augustus Smith (1806-72) who leased the islands from the Duchy of Cornwall. The figureheads in the Valhalla Collection came from vessels wrecked on Scilly.
Vessel history
Unknown
Bibliography
Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
National Maritime Museum
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified