Figurehead of Elizabeth Fry
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
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.
H109 x W37 x D43 cms
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.
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.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
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