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Museum catalogue: Scrimshaw Collection

 

Scrimshaw

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Accession no.: Y: 62/15/30
Object name: Scrimshaw
Title: Scrimshaw
Description: Tooth 147 mm, monochrome. Sir Henry Trollope, 1756-1839; reverse: Woman.
Classified name:
[Unknown system] 730.235 & 639.245.1
Number of items: 1
Full description:

30A.: A portrait bust inscribed "Sir Henry Trollope", a distinguished naval officer (1756-1839). It was copied from the European Magazine and London Review for December 1802, but was probably scrimshawed later.

30B.: Woman in a simple ankle length indoor gown ca. 1820, probably for dinner, then served ca. 4.30pm (16.30hrs). The waist is now only slightly raised but the bodice still shows military influence.

Dimensions:
  • Height: 147mm
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