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Sailor's woolwork made by Thomas Shimmin

Date made: mid 19th century

Maker: Shimmin, Thomas

Description: An embroidered picture of a sailing-ship on canvas. The name 'Thomas Shimmin' is written on the wooden boards at the back. He was invalided from the Royal Navy as a young man and apparently worked such pictures for money.

(Reference image taken in the 1990s.)

Measurements: overall: 30 cm x 43 cm

Materials: wool on canvas

Object name: woolwork

Collection: Costume & Textiles Collection

ID Number: 1954-6293


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