30 January 2008
A 19th century British woolwork picture of a racing yacht
embroidered in white, green, blue, and red, depicting a green hulled British racing cutter under sail with a white duster [for the Royal Yacht Squadron] within an embroidered green circle on a dark blue field, and with the initials G.R. [left], H.S. [right], within silver-gold frame.
13¼ x 13¼ in. (33.7 x 33.7 cm.) framed.
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