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Figurehead of the Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln
basic info
FigID
F0132
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Abraham Lincoln
Vessel name
Abraham Lincoln
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
It is a full-length male figure without feet but with the right leg shown as if stepping forward. He wears white trousers and shirt, a black tailcoat, and a yellow waistcoat, also a black bowtie. His left hand is in the pocket of the trousers and there is a flattened top hat under his left arm. His right hand is tucked inside the front of the coat but may be missing as a vague outline of fingers can be seen on the jacket. He has thick black hair,beard and black eyes.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H142 x W53 x D30 cms
Materials
Teak
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. The figurehead was found at Quayle in the Isle of Wight, and according to the magazine 'Neptunia' the figurehead is carved in teak, including the beard.
Vessel history
The ship was a wooden barque of 688 tons built in 1865 by J. Stranberg of Hernosand for A. Matterquist, also of Hernosand. It is believed to have been wrecked off Black Gang Chine, in the south of the Isle of Wight.
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Ownership info
Owner type
Public Institution
Owner name
Cutty Sark Trust
Contact details
Royal Museums Greenwich
Ownership can be cited online
Yes
Accessible to public
Yes
Data verified by owner
Yes
Date verified