Marianne

Basic Information

FigID
F0134
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Marianne
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
01/03/2013

Physical Information

Description
Half-size female figurehead. She wears blue dress, red jacket with white belt, collar and sleeves, and red head-dress with white and blue detail (a Phrygian hat or cap of liberty).
She has a brown pedestal, gold and white scrollwork, and has long black hair worn down at the back. A section of the hair is missing-right at the side of the head. She has blue eyes and is looking left.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H110 x W50 x D47 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 little doubt that this figurehead represents the French Marianne.
Vessel history
Nothing is known about the ship from which it came. It may perhaps have been a French Grand Banker, probably either a tunny fishing boat from Concarneau, or a cod fisher from St. Malo. Professor P. Bohe in the Paris journal 'Neptunia' agreed in 1951, that it was more likely that the ship was a cod fisher from either St. Malo or the Rance.
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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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