Gladstone

Basic Information

FigID
F0125
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Gladstone
Vessel name
Unidentified
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
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.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H95 x W52 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'. 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.
Vessel history
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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