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William Pitt
Pitt
basic info
FigID
F0143
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
William Pitt
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
04/03/2013
physical info
Description
A half-length male figurehead with a brown pedestal and yellow scrollwork. He wears a black coat, yellow waistcoat, white shirt with yellow buttons (one missing), and a black necktie. He has light brown hair and brown glass eyes.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H67 x W38 x D28 cms
Materials
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'. This figurehead probably represents William Pitt the Younger. It was found at Croydon, and was said to have come from Malta.
Vessel history
Bibliography
Ownership info
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