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Charming Sailormade woolwork H.M.S. Doris


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  • £2,600.00
  • €2,845 Euro
  • $3,316 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Charming Sailormade woolwork H.M.S. Doris

A good 19th century sailormade woolwork picture of H.M.S. Doris under full sail passing a lighthouse. A label to the reverse from the National Maritime Museum, dated 22 August 1949, states that H.M.S. Doris was a screw frigate of 24 guns launched at Pembroke in 1857. She was of 3800 tons.
Being commissioned during a period of comparative peace she did not figure in any great actions. However, she is recorded as having seized the Colombian Government Steamer COLOMBIANO in 1867 but released her soon afterwards. It is assumed that this was an incident in the Spanish South American Wars. Apparently, having no wars of our own to fight we were helping allies fight their battles. Provenance: J. McC Bazire,"Redbrooks" Otford Kent. Within the original walnut frame. It is interesting to note that these frames are regularly found to be the original frames to watercolours by the Maltese artist Nicholas Cammillieri. Was this woolwork completed at sea and then framed when calling at Malta which for almost two hundred years, was the home of the British Mediterranean fleet?


  • H: 54cm (21.25in)
  • W: 73cm (28.75in)


19th Century

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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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