Figurehead of the Garibaldi

Basic Information

FigID
F0124
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Garibaldi
Vessel name
Garibaldi
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 male figure without feet, representing Guiseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), the Italian mercenary and patriot who played a critical role in the founding of the united Italian state. He is wearing a loose blue tunic, cream trousers, red neckscarf and white collar, and brown belt. He has black beard and hair, and brown eyes.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H155 x W55 x D46 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'.
Vessel history
It is believed the ship was wrecked on the Orkney Islands.
Bibliography

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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