Figurehead of the William Wilberforce

Basic Information

FigID
F0151
InstID
Figurehead type
Figurehead
Title
Figurehead of the William Wilberforce
Vessel name
William Wilberforce
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 Information

Description
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.
Maker
Unknown
Date made
Unknown
Place made
Unknown
Size
H150 x W58 x D40 cms
Materials
Wood
Object history
The figurehead is part of a collection assembled by Sydney Cumbers and known as 'The Long John Silver Collection'.
Vessel history
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.
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

Connect with us

Our social media space