Wool work: A sailor's art

26 Mar 2011 – 4 Jun 2011

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Tues-Sun & BH Mons 11am -5pm

Compton Verney

Compton Verney, United Kingdom

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Wool work: A sailor's art


Explore the links between sailors, art and craft through the history of the embroidered wool pictures made by sailors in the 19th century. Starting with items in Compton Verney's own Folk Art collection, the exhibition will reveal how sailors used sources, from ship portraits to flags, and great individual expression to produce remarkable personal tributes to the ships on which they sailed and to their own maritime histories.

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