19Th Century Folk Art Maritime Wool-work Flag Picture.
A charming and rather patriotic 19th century maritime embroidery of British Naval flags set in its original maple frame circa 1860-70
Ship and naval flag embroideries and usually unsigned and their makers unidentified. Some say that they were made by sailors during long voyages at sea; however, it is likely that many were made on land. The production of ship portraits in various media was a thriving business in major ports. Even though sailors were adept needleworkers, it is quite possible that some portraits were stitched for seaman by artisans familiar with the sea.
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