Figurehead of Elizabeth Fry

Basic Information

FigID
F0123
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of Elizabeth Fry
Vessel name
Elizabeth Fry
Type (Naval/Merchant)
Merchant
Copyright owner
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Copyright notes
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Current location
Cutty Sark
Location date
12/02/2013

Physical Information

Description
This is a full-length figurehead with a red umbrella in her right hand holding a black/gold book with her left arm. She is wearing a dark blue skirt, brown jacket with black buttons, and white frilly blouse. She has long dark brown hair, and is looking up and slightly left.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H109 x W37 x D43 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. It is thought to have been from a schooner built in 1864 which traded from Yarmouth. The figurehead was found in Norfolk.
Vessel history
There were at least two other ships, apart from the 1864 one, named 'Elizabeth Fry'. One, of 1,094 tons, was built in 1861 at St. Johns. The other was owned in North Shields in 1880 by F. Dale and Company. In a brochure issued in 1946 for a special exhibition at The Look-Out, Silver gave a date of 1861 for the figurehead, but all the later notes refer to the 1864 schooner.
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Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
The Cutty Sark Trust
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified

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