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British Sailor's Woolwork Woolie of Ship, circa 1875

$5,000

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British Sailor's woolwork woolie of ship, circa 1875 The woolwork depicts a starboard side view of the "HMS Britannia" as named on a stitched banner below. She flies the Red Ensign and a red banner as she sails on a calm dark blue sea below a sky with bands of cloud in the blue sky Dimensions: 21 1/4 inches high x 27 1/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches, sight: 15-1/2" inches high x height 20-1/2 inches HMS Britannia was a 120-gun first-rate ship-of-the-line of the Royal Navy, laid down in 1813 and launched on 20 October 1820. Commissioned in 1823, she saw service in the Mediterranean from 1830-1831 and in 1841. She was decommissioned in 1843, before returning to service for the Crimean War, serving as flagship of Admiral Sir James Deans Dundas, commanding the British fleet in the Mediterranean and Black Sea from 1851–1854. On 14 November 1854, she was driven ashore on the Russian coast and was reported to have 5 feet (1.5 m) of water in her hold. She returned to England at the beginning of 1855 and that year became a hospital ship at Portsmouth, then a cadet training ship in 1859. She was moved to Portland in 1862, then Dartmouth in 1863, where she served as residential barracks for cadets. She was finally sold for breaking up in 1869. Her place at Dartmouth was taken by HMS Prince of Wales, which was renamed Britannia for the role. Generations of naval officers had their first taste of the navy aboard the two Britannias. Alumni included John Fisher, Percy Scott, John Jellicoe, Roger Keyes, William Boyle, Augustus Agar and King George V.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Width: 27.25 in. (69.22 cm)Depth: 1.25 in. (3.18 cm)
  • Style
    Folk Art (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1875
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. The frame is solid rather than a veneer. There are some old gouges to the right side as seen in the photo.
  • Seller Location
    Downingtown, PA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: NY9546-uau1stDibs: LU861022592462

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