A Trafalgar commemorative tablecloth. 158x106ins. (408x269cm)
Lot 17
A Trafalgar commemorative tablecloth. 158x106ins. (408x269cm)
£2,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,100 - 6,200

Lot Details
A Trafalgar commemorative tablecloth. 158x106ins. (408x269cm)
A Trafalgar commemorative tablecloth.
Believed to be by John William and Walter Coulson, Lisburn, Northern Ireland. White damask cloth, with woven decoration; in the centre, a flowered cartouche with a plan of the action at Trafalgar taken from a contemporary print with all English vessels named and the inscription Trafalgar Oct. 21st 1805. To each corner, depictions of a Phoenix, Foul Anchor, Standards and Cannons with the word VICTORIA above, and a border of entwined oak leaves and acorns. Embroidered in cross stitch at one corner J.W.K.1821 158x106ins. (408x269cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Sir Cecil Stafford King Harman. Rockingham, Co. Roscomon.

    Believd to have been specially commissioned by The Earl of Kingston for an intended visit to Mitchelstown Castle, Cork, by King George lV in 1821 (which did not take place).

    The National Maritime Museum has four similar examples attributed to Coulson, two also with cross-stitch initials, but no date, in the corner.
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