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18th Century Silk Embroidered Nautical Scene
18th Century George III Silk Embroidered Nautical Scene, circa 1780, a refined picture made by hand-embroidered silk on silk, with hand-painted details, depicting a version of the classic "Sailor's Farewell" with a patrician young lady in melancholic pose on shore leaning against an anchor, gazing at a ship sailing away over the horizon with presumably her beau. The quality of the embroidery is exquisite as is typical with these early silks, and the painted details include very delicately done facial features and hair, as well as the wispy clouds in the blue sky.
This is a lovely companion piece to another Georgian nautical silk embroidery we have listed.