Figurehead of the Maude
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
A large full-length female figure in classical attire. She is wearing a white tunic and skirt, both with red trim/hem. She has a gold collar, a belt, a long red cloak with gold trim, and gold brooches at the shoulders. She also wears a gold tiara, bracelets, and gold sandals. She has long black hair, partly tied up. Her right arm is across the breast, with the left arm at her side. She is looking slightly right and is placed on a brown pedestal with gold scrollwork.
H187 x W63 x D55 cms
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.
'Maude' was a barque of 1,108 tons, built in 1878 by R. and J. Evans of Liverpool for themselves. One note claims she was sold in 1897 to Brazilian owners and wrecked in 1899 at an unknown place; but all the other notes say she was a general trader which later became an isolation hospital ship at Plymouth.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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