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An English Sailor's Woolwork Picture of a Ship (woolie), Circa 1870.

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A Large English Sailor's Woolwork Picture of a Ships,

Circa 1870.


The large upright woolie depicts a portside view of a 1st Rate Royal Navy battleship coming into port, sailing on a dark blue sea, with a lighthouse and fort visible.  The ship is surrounded by five small traditional Arab sailing vessels and a small British single-mast ship.  This suggests that the image depicts a British outpost in the Persian Gulf.  The ship flies a Red Ensign and solid red flag from the main mast. Streaks of blue can be seen in the ivory sky.


Dimensions: 28 inches x 28 inches square (sight: 22 inches square)


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Tradional Arab sailing vessel

(http://nabataea.net/sailing.html)