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SAILOR WOOL

Made by: Unknown

On view in: English Bedroom


About this object

The needlework shows a multitude of ships and sailboats in a scene of pleasure boating or racing off the coast of Britain. Pale green threads run lengthwise to show the sea. In the background are the hills of the shore which are in pale brown and green. The sky is beige and white. The ships' hulls are striped in green and yellow with white sails. They face to the right. There are five two-masted ships with white sails, each flying a different flag. One appears to be the Union Jack, another has St. George, the others French and Dutch flags. In the foreground is a small ship in red with a red flag. This is a British lightship which functioned as a lighthouse There are seven one sailed boats in the far background. The antique frame is in light wood.

Category:
coverings and hangings
Object name:
SAILOR WOOL
Made from:
Wool
Made in:
England
Date made:
ca. 1880
Size:
41.9 × 66 cm (16 1/2 × 26 in.)

Detailed information for this item

Catalog number:
43.26
Class:
NEEDLEWORK
Signature marks:
Credit line:
Bequest of Marjorie Merriweather Post, 1973