A Large 19th Century Sailor's Woolwork Picture 94 x 81cm.(37 x 32in.)framed.

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Lot 121
A Large 19th Century Sailor's Woolwork Picture
94 x 81cm.(37 x 32in.)framed.

Sold for £ 5,258 (US$ 6,874) inc. premium
A Large 19th Century Sailor's Woolwork Picture
depicting a two deck auxilliary Royal Naval warship at anchor in a harbour. The ship dressed with naval ensigns and flying the flag of Portugal at the mainmast head beneath a Commodore's flag, the mast topped with a crown finial. All yards are manned by sailors, with hammocks in the nettings and a pair of ship's boats alongside on the boom. A native gaff rigged small sailing vessel to the fore, a large fort to the left hand, flying the same National Flag, a hillside to the right, with three windmills. 94 x 81cm.(37 x 32in.)framed.

Footnotes

  • Although the exact location is indeterminate, both the ship and the fort are flying the official flag of the Kingdom of Portugal which was in use from 1830-1910.

    Provenance: Sir Edward & Lady Maufe and thence by descent.
A Large 19th Century Sailor's Woolwork Picture 94 x 81cm.(37 x 32in.)framed.
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