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Janet Hay

Shetland Museum

Female bust, reputedly a portrait of a woman of the Hay family.

Elwine

Shetland Museum

The bust of a woman holding a wreath of flowers.

Rosebud

Merseyside Maritime Museum (in storage)

Three-quarter-length female figure wearing a dress with full blue skirt, red and blue bodice, short puffed sleeves and a round white collar. She wears a red beaded necklace. She has long fair hair and a white turban-style head-dress. The figure is clutching a blue posy to her chest.

Lottie Sleigh

Merseyside Maritime Museum (in storage)

Three-quarter-length, female figure wearing dress with white bodice with dropped waistline, blue skirt, blue collar and matching scalloped cuffs. She has yellow hair, coiled up to frame her face.

William Turner

Merseyside Maritime Museum

A full-length, male figure clad in contemporary dress, possibly a portrait of the owner. Show stepping forward, he wears trousers, a cravat and a blue double-breasted tail coat. His right hand is in the breast of his coat, the left is held clenched by his side.

Verajean

Merseyside Maritime Museum

A full-length female figure in contemporary dress. She wears a blue dress with a bustle over a red petticoat. The sleeves are gathered at the elbow and then tight to the wrist. The front is decorated with lace ruffles and it has a lace collar and cuff. The figure has long hair with locks falling in front of the shoulders. She holds a bunch of red roses in her right hand.

HMS Indefatigable

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Half-length portrait bust depicting William IV as Duke of Clarence. The figure is shown in naval uniform.

HMS Hastings

Merseyside Maritime Museum

A portrait of Francis Rawden-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings (1754-26) Governor General of India. A bust in army uniform.

Beatrice

Merseyside Maritime Museum

Half-length female bust, wearing a tight bodice dress with v-neck and a full skirt. A cross on a string of large beads adorns her neck. She wears a diadem on her head.

HMS Prince of Wales

Scottish Maritime Museum

A half-length bust of a clean-shaven, youthful male figure in red military uniform. He wears a sword belt, the sash and star of the Order of the Garter and crowns denoting his rank on his collar.

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