19th Century Sailor’s Small Woolie of a Shipwreck, circa 1840

19th Century Sailor’s Small Woolie of a Shipwreck, circa 1840

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19th Century Sailor’s Woolie of a Shipwreck, circa 1840, a woolwork depicting a British double decker warship battling heavy seas, having struck a sandbar and laid on beam ends with the pinkish-red copper clad bottom exposed and the bowsprit broken and jutting skyward; the ship is under bare poles but for one double reefed staysail, the mainsail unfurled but dropped to the deck, and a shred of one jib, yet still the White ensign flies at the stern!

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19th Century Sailor’s Woolie of a Shipwreck, circa 1840, a woolwork depicting a British double decker warship battling heavy seas, having struck a sandbar and laid on beam ends with the pinkish-red copper clad bottom exposed and the bowsprit broken and jutting skyward; the ship is under bare poles but for one double reefed staysail, the mainsail unfurled but dropped to the deck, and a shred of one jib, yet still the White ensign flies at the stern! The wool work was done in the early style of very short stitches, and the angry tempestuous ocean has been very effectively portrayed with stitches overlain in various directions, and with slivers of blue here and there amidst the white froth. The piece is mounted in a period and surely original rosewood frame with gilded filet.

The woolie remains in fine condition. The frame is in good condition, darkened with age, and with some loss to the gesso and gilding of the filet.

Measures: 8 in H x 10-1/2 in W
Framed: 10-3/4 in H x 13-3/8 in W

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