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HMS Serapis

Details

Artist

Unknown

Title

HMS Serapis

Date

About 1850

Medium

Wool and silk on canvas

Dimensions

H: 54.2 x W: 71.7 cm

Reference

CVCSC:0041.F

Collection

British Folk Art

Status

On Display

This richly detailed picture shows HMS Serapis fully dressed, with all flags displayed. It is typical of the woolworks made by sailors in the British navy during the 1800s. Sailors were adept at sewing and used this skill to create personal tributes to the ships on which they sailed.

HMS Serapis About 1850 © Compton Verney