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$ 5,500

British Sailor's Woolwork with House and Bridge

Origin England
Period 19th Century
Materials Berlin wool
W. 22.25 in; H. 15.25 in;
W. 56.52 cm; H. 38.74 cm;
Condition Good.
Description British Sailor's Woolwork or Woolie with House and Bridge,
Circa 1875

The most unusual woolie depicts a starboard-side view of a Royal Navy Frigate sailing offshore. In the foreground to the left is a two-story house with smoke issuing from its tall chimney, with a fenced garden. A path leads across the image to the opposite side past a double-arched bridge in the center and past, on the right, a large thicket. All within a maple frame.

The Royal Navy ship is under full sail with a long red and white banner trailing from the mainmast while from the mizzenmast flies a large White Ensign. She appears to be sailing light as the ship sails high on the water.

This is an unusual composition. One sometimes finds such an image when there is a sailor's farewell or return.

Dimensions: 15 1/4 inches high x 22 1/4 inches wide.
Styles / Movements Folk Art, Traditional
Patterns Beach/Nautical, Traditional
Dealer Reference Number NY9444BX-ikkr
Incollect Reference Number 421484
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