Figurehead of the William Wilberforce
© Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
Photo: © Cutty Sark Trust Copyright
This is a three-quarter length male figure. He wears a black suit, yellow waistcoat, white shirt with high collar, and black bow tie. He has gold buttons and a watch-chain. His left hand is in his trouser pocket. The figure has dark brown hair, long sideburns, and brown eyes looking forward.
H150 x W58 x D40 cms
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'.
This was a wooden brig of 172 tons built in Nassau, West Indies, in 1816 and wrecked at Lee, near Ilfracombe, North Devon, on 23 October 1842. On the day of the wreck, there was a strong north-west gale blowing and it was not possible to help the crew, all of whom were drowned.
The Cutty Sark Trust
Royal Museums Greenwich, London SE10 9NF
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