Life-size draped classical male ship’s figurehead of English 19th century origin. The carving is quite similar to that of the figurehead rescued from the HMS Leander circa 1848 and carved by the Hellyer’s of Portsmouth and Cosham. Our figurehead, while exhibiting a quite typical vertical crack, does not exhibit much wood loss. We left it “as found” as to allow the collector his or her own scraping or repainting. Some early pigments remain.
Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)
Width: 17 in. (43.18 cm)
Depth: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
Style: Georgian (Of the Period)
Materials and Techniques: Carved, Oak
Place of Origin: England
Period: 19th Century
Date of Manufacture: 1840-1860
Minor losses. As shown with crack. Discoloration. Really minor wood loss. Face intact. Repaint over time.