Figurehead of the Naval Officer (American Officer)

Basic Information

FigID
F0137
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the Naval Officer (American Officer)
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
A full-length figure in American officer's uniform (the uniform is thought to date from the Civil War period i.e. the 1860s.) He wears a long blue coat, waistcoat with gold buttons, a white tie, trousers, and a blue hat, with a gold cap band. He has grey hair and long grey sideburns, but no left arm and a missing right hand. He is looking forward is shown with his left leg stepping forward. The figurehead has a brown pedestal with green leaf decoration by the right leg and gold scrollwork.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H152 x W42 x D44 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'.
Vessel history
Bibliography

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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