Figurehead of the Maude

Basic Information

FigID
F0135
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Maude
Vessel name
Maude
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
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.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H187 x W63 x D55 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
'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.
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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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