Figurehead of the General Gordon

Basic Information

FigID
F0127
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the General Gordon
Vessel name
General Gordon
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
A half-length male figurehead on a brown pedestal with gold scrollwork. He is wearing a white coat with gold buttons, a high gold/red collar, with a brown strap across the right shoulder, a belt and drapery. He wears a tall red fez (no tassell) and has black hair and moustache, but no left arm or shoulder.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H80 x W49 x D32 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. The figurehead represents General Charles George Gordon (1833- 1885), a very popular figure in mid-Victorian England.
Vessel history
Bibliography

Ownership Information

Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
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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