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Antique sailor's woolwork ship - 'Steamer'

S/N:KS7556

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c.1860

  • £975.00
  • €1,131 Euro
  • $1,195 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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A large sailor's woolwork on canvas of a steam and sail-powered passenger ship. It is an unusual example in that the ship has been portrayed at an angle. This, combined with the clever use of wool to create splashes of water at the bow of the ship, and the billowing smoke from the funnel, gives the picture a three-dimensional, animated quality. This achievement was extremely clever of the artist, and confirms that it must have been created by someone that understood maritime travel. The ship is flying three flags, representing France, the U. S. and Great Britain.

There is some fading to the wool colours, and there are a few broken threads, but overall in good condition with lots of rigging detail and padded sails. It has been taken out of the frame, the original glass cleaned and the back resealed.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 52cm (20.47in)
  • W: 74cm (29.13in)

Period: 

c.1860

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MARC KITCHEN-SMITH

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Cornwall
PL14 3JU
United Kingdom

WWW.MARCKITCHENSMITH.COM

Marc has been successfully dealing in decorative antiques for over 15 years, fuelled by his lifelong passion for artefacts of the past. His workshop, a converted Methodist Sunday School, is located on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall.

He successfully mixes styles and periods to create his own unique collection of ‘delightful objects’. Good design, craftsmanship, colour and an age-worn patina all play their part in his discerning approach to buying. His selection of stock is often based on its aesthetic appeal rather than its age, and he loves to find items that have a story to tell.

Visits to Marc’s workshop and stores can be arranged by appointment.

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