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Needlework of sailor's homecoming

Needlework of sailor's homecoming
Title
Needlework of sailor's homecoming
Date 
1825-1875
Medium 
Wool, linen, sepia
Dimensions 
Overall: 20 x 24 in. ( 50.8 x 61 cm )
Description 
Horizontal rectangular needlwork picture on linen ground, worked predominantly in wool with some silk floss; an outdoor scene of a male in a sailor's uniform and a female meeting on a path, both with drawn faces and hands, a windmill and other structures on the left, with wool wadding applied to create bas relief smoke stacks, and a view to a sailing ship on the left, some parts of the picture are abstract (the trees and shrubs) and others (the ship) are very detailed; satin, straight and cross stitches.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Irving S. Olds
Object Number 
1963.179
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group