Project Description

REPLICA FIGUREHEAD COMMISSION

The barque Roseau was built in Jersey by F.C. Clarke in 1857. She was principally engaged in the sugar trade between England and the West Indies. Unfortunately little else is known of her history, other than she was broken up in 1897.

The original figurehead now stands at De Bradley wharf in Dover. I was commissioned by the Heritage Trust in Jersey, to carve a replica for their museum. By taking drawings and measurements of the original, a replica figurehead was carved. The completed figure is now exhibited at their museum in St. Helier.

This figurehead was commissioned by the Jersey Heritage Trust. Please contact me if you would like more information on carving replica figureheads, or figurehead restoration.