Silk picture

Embroidered picture, sewn in couching stitch on a black silk background with gold thread round the flags. Possibly made in the Far East. In the background, a liner with 'TITANIC' on the bows heading for an iceberg. A monument on the shore in the foreground. is Inscribed: 'WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST / IN . MEMORY . OF . THOSE . WHO . PERISHED SEA 15 . 4 . 1912 / FROM TITANIC R . I . P.' A mourning angel kneels on a plinth draped with the Union Flag and US Flag. A lifebelt on the steps of the memorial is inscribed: 'TO THE HEROES OF TITANIC'. In a carved wooden frame, the embroidery in an inner mount.

Object Details

ID: TXT0050
Collection: Textiles
Type: Silk picture
Display location: Not on display
Events: Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
Vessels: Titanic (1912)
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 670 x 820 x 22 mm

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