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Figurehead of the Sophie Kirk
Sophie Kirk
basic info
FigID
F0130
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Sophie Kirk
Vessel name
Sophie Kirk
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 info
Description
A half-length female figurehead. She is wearing a dark red dress with white collar and cuffs, and a gold circular brooch at the centre of her collar. She has dark brown hair which is gathered into a bun at the back and decorated with yellow flowers and green leaves on both sides of her head. The figure has green eyes and is looking forward.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H61 x W35 x D28 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 record about how or where the figurehead was acquired.
Vessel history
The ship was a steel barque about 900 tons built in 1893 by Workman Clark at Belfast for A. Craig of Belfast and believed to have been wrecked in February 1913.
Bibliography
Discrepancy in the identification of this figurehead between the information provided by the Cutty Sark and the book by S.F. Bailey. Will need to be checked. (?)
Ownership info
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