Project Description

Maritima has recently been awarded the contract to carve a new figurehead for the Cutty Sark based on Linton Hope’s original drawings.

The figurehead currently on the ship was carved during the 1954-7 restoration by Arthur Levinson who came from a family of ship’s carvers.

It was based on what remained of the previous figure, which due to damage through storm or collision,  no longer had its original head or arm

This figure now over 60 years old is showing signs of rot, offering the opportunity to replace it with the form originally intended by the ship’s designer Linton Hope

Cutty Sark portfolio
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