Figurehead of the Florence Nightingale
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
A three-quarter-length female figurehead. She wears a cream blouse and skirt, and a lilac jacket with a blue collar and trim. Her left arm is missing, and her right hand is on her hip. Her blouse has a frilly collar and detail at the front. She has dark brown hair in a bun at the back with a light brown hairclip. She has has brown eyes looking slightly left.
H102 x W49 x D34 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. The figurehead is thought to have come from Malta at the beginning of the 20th century, and probably represents Florence Nightingale as a young woman. If the attribution is correct, it would probably be Post-Crimean War (i.e. after 1856) because she was not a very well known public figure prior to her intervention in the Crimea.
The ship is believed to have been a schooner which traded in the Mediterranean.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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