© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
The figurehead is a passable representation of William Ewart Gladstone in his middle years. It shows a half-length male figure with black jacket, red waistcoat with gold spots, black buttons, purple collar, white shirt with black bow tie. He has receding grey hair, long sideburns, and grey eyes. He is facing forward and holding a white scroll.
H95 x W52 x D43 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. There is no information in the records about either the ship or the figurehead, but Silver's notes suggests it might be John Bright who was a Quaker and a radical political figure.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal museums Greenwich, London, SE10 9NF
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