The Werder Collection of Fine Ship Portraits
 
Antique Paintings of Sailing Vessels and Steamers from 1800 to 1920

Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist (active ca. 1877) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark ADOLPH of Hamburg 1877, the vessel with reduced sails in stormy seas - inscribed on a brass plaque "H.C. Stülcken Bark Adolph 1877" - Oil on silk - 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.)

Note: The Bark *Adolph* was built on the shipping company´s own shipyard H.C.Stülcken Wwe. The following captains in command were: G. Horn, C.R.H. Mohr, J.E.F. Westergaard und Cl. Paulsen. While keeping her original name the vessel was sold to H. Hansen & Co in Lillesand (Norway) in 1898 where it was in use at least until 1903. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Frantzen Ship Portrait

Niels Eukarius Frantzen (Danish, 1819-1897) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Schooner AERNA af Assens, Captain Ubye, ca. 1875, the vessel in two positions under full sail on the open sea with a coastline and a lighthouse in the background signed "N.E. Frantzen" and inscribed with title - Watercolor and Gouache - 47 x 76 cm (18 1/2 x 30 in.)

Note: The artist is listed and described in the book "Danske Skibsportraetmalere" by Hanne Poulsen. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of "Albert" Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Schoonerbrigg ALBERT Capt. A. Blohm, Neaples Dezember 1865, the vessel of Neuenfelde/Jork under full sail in the bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond inscribed with title in the center - Gouache - 54 x 77 cm (21 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The ensign of the vessel indicates it as belonging to Lower Saxony (British Flag with a Horse in the Center). In the year this picture was painted the North German Union was founded and the Vessels from Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg, Altona, Prussia, Lubecka and Schleswig-Holstein used furtheron the new German flag (black-white-red). Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Heinrich Petersen (German, 1834-1916) and Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portraits of the German full-rigged Ships AFRIKA 1868 and MADAGASKAR 1868 The vessels from Hamburg shown under full sail at sea a pair of Oilpaintings - each 53 x 78 cm (21 x 30 5/8 in.) - signed "H. Petersen & P.C, Holm" and dated

Image of Luzzo Picture

A member of the Luzzo family, possibly Giovanni Luzzo (Italian, fl. 1851-77) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner ANNA Capt. H. Bartels 1871", the vessel of Cranz / Amts Jork is shown off Venice, Marcus Square Watercolor 33 x 52 cm (13 x 20 1/2 in.) incribed with title lower right

Note: The *Anna* was built in 1859 and under the command of Capt. Bartels. It had 94 tons and 5 men crew. A chronometer was not on board (which made navigation not easier!). Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



R.B. Spencer (British, fl. 1840-74), attributed to - Ship Portrait of the German three-masted Schooner ANNA HAUSWEDELL The vessel from Blankenese near the coast with other vessels, including a German warship in the background 53 x 80 cm unsigned, but well attributed to R.B. Spencer- not illustrated



L. Kroes (Belgian, early 20th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer AUGSBURG 1908 - the vessel of Hamburg on a stormy sea - signed "L. Kroes 21-8-08 Antwerp" and inscribed "S.S.Augsburg" Gouache - 43 x 62 cm - not illustrated


Unidentified Artist - Ship Portrait of the Brigg AUGUSTA - the vessel from Hamburg under sail, in the background the sea and rocks/boulders unsigned - Watercolor - 42,5 x 53,5 cm not illustrated - The Werder Collection, Germany


Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer AUGUSTUS 1906 Portrait of the steamer at open sea with an Antwerp Pilot Schooner in the foreground - Oil on canvas 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated

Note: This pilot boat appears - as a typical feature - at several ship portraits of John Henry Mohrmann. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.

Woolston & Barrat, attributed to - Ship Portrait of the full-rigged Ship BEN VOIRLICH ca. 1873 The Ship of Rostock under sail at the open sea unsigned, but well attributed to Woolston & Barrat (Australia) - Oil on cardboard - 47 x 62 cm (18 1/2 x 24 3/8 in.) The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The Ship *Ben Voirlich* was built in 1873 for the shipping company Watson Brothers of Glasgow by Barclay, Carle & Co. in England using an iron construction.



Image of Ship Portrait

Johann Hinrich Friedr. Meyer (German, 1792-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Galeas BETRIEBSAMKEIT Capt. J.P. Hoefft 1817, the vessel of Lubecka off a flat coastline signed "J.H.F. Mey (er)" and inscribed with title - Watercolor - 38 x 49 cm (15 x 19 1/4 in.)

Note: The Galeas *Betriebsamkeit* was first registered in Lubecka in 1805. When the vessel was built it could not be verified. The galeas was declared a total loss in 1826. A similar watercolor can be found in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Luebeck (Lubecka). The painter J.H.F. Meyer was a seafarer and helmsman on the *Betriebsamkeit* in 1816. After 1818 he was captain of the *Freyheit* of Lubecka. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Branden Painting

Alexander K. Branden (British, fl. 1865-1905) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark BOBSIEN-KAESGSDORF (of Rostock) Capt. L. Möller, ca. 1880 The vessel is shown under slightly reduced sails off a rocky coastline with Bishop Rox lighthouse - Oil on canvas 67 x 105 cm (26 3/8 x 41 3/8 in.) signed "A.K. Branden, Falmouth" and inscribed with title The Werder Collection Germany

Note: This paintings can be seen surely as one of the best works ever done by Alexander Branden. More information about the history of the Ship *Bobsien-Kaegsdorf* are available (in German language) on the page with the enlarged picture. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter (end of 19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark BRIDE (of) Rostock, Capt. Bliemester, ca. 1891, the vessel of Rostock under full sail off a flat coastline - inscribed with title lower right - Gouache - 48 x 75 cm (19 x 29 1/2 in.)

Note: The Barque *Bride* was bought by the Rostock shipping company Carl Rathens in the year 1887 in Sunderland (GB). Features: The Hull was covered in copper, 830(863) RGT, Signal MDNC. The following captains were in command of the ship: J. Müller from 1887 to 1889, Pagels from 89-91, Bliemester from 1891, the ship was sold to Norway the same year. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Petersen Picture

Heinrich Petersen (German, 1834-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg BRUNO & MARIE from Hamburg 1897, the vessel under slightly reduced sails on the open sea signed and dated "H. Petersen 1897" - Oil on canvas- 58 x 86 cm (22 7/8 x 34 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: The *Bruno & Marie* was built in 1861-62 in Altona by Dolck for the shipping company Schön, who sold the vessel in 1876 to the shipping company Willink & Co. in Hamburg. The Captains were 1876-77 C. Böge and 1877-80 E. H. A. Volkertsen of Langeness. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Petersen Picture

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark CARLOTA (of Hamburg) geführt von Capt. T.S. Groot 1865, the vessel under full sails off the mouth of the Elbe with Cuxhaven and the lighthouse "Alte Liebe" in the background signed and dated "L. Petersen pinxt 1865" - Oil on canvas - 62 x 93 cm (24 3/8 x 36 5/8 in.) The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: Das erste Schiff des Hamburger Reeders Eduard Beatus Crasemann, die *Carlota*, wurde in Neuhof bei Hamburg von Ernst Dreyer erbaut. Kapitän T.S. Groot aus Westerland / Sylt führte den Segler 1859-62 nach Melbourne und Liverpool, 1862-63 nach Islay / Peru, Callao und Rotterdam. Die letzte Reise ging 1863 nach Singapur, Hong Kong und Akyab. In Hamburg zurück wurde die Bark am 19.9.1865 an Reeder Kirch in Altona verkauft. Die Nachkommen des Kapitäns T.S. Groot aus Keitum / Sylt veräußerten das auf dem Dachboden lagernde Gemälde 1975. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Luzzo Picture

Giovanni Luzzo (Italian, fl. 1851-77) - Ship Portrait of the German Schoonerbrig CATHARINA Capt. H. Dreier 1869 - inscribed with title: "Unter der Küste von Norwegen am 22ten März 1869 Schiff Catharina Capt. H.Dreier" - the vessel of Blankenese under reduced sails off the Norwegian coast Watercolor 41 x 61 cm (16 x 24 in.) signed "Gio Luzzo Venice" and dated Click on the image to see a larger photo

Note: The *Catharina* (168 GRT) was built on the shipyard of D.W.Kremer in Elmshorn for Thies Breckwoldt and Heinrich Dreyer in 1865. It was flying the flag "Z 102" or signal "LDVK". The captains Thies Breckwoldt, Heinrich Dreyer, Johs. Kröger and Johs. Bohn were in command. On the 2nd of November 1878 the Catharina left Antwerp and was bound for Rio Grande do Sul. It was Johs. Bohns first and only voyage on the Catharina. It is believed that the vessel sank in stormy seas between the 8th and 11th of November, some debris was washed ashore on the French coast near Ploumanache. Six members of the crew died at sea.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German "Schoener Brig CATO, Capt = H.Wulff" - the Schooner Brigg in the Bay of Naples at moonlight with erupting Vesuvius in the background inscribed with title in the center - Gouache - 48 x 69 cm (19 x 27 in.)

Note: An unusual, rare and rather interesting ship portrait with the brigg in a night scene. Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture.



H.P. Lüdders (German, 19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Galeas COURIER 1863 The vessel of Finkenwerder off Heligoland, a Brigg of Hamburg in the background Watercolor - 47,5 x 63,5 cm signed "H.P.Lüdders...zu Finkenwerder 1864" - The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The Galeas *Courier* was built in 1838 by Wriede of Finkenwerder and measured 49 CL. The shipping company was Jacob. Diederich Cohrs. It has been sold to Hinrich Ludewig Cohrs in May 1857. The Captain was J. Baumgarten.



Image of Locher Painting

Carl Locher (Danish, 1851-1915) - Ship Portrait of the Bark DIE KRONE from Rostock 1869 The German vessel is shown under sail off Kronborg Castle (Elsinore) with a Dutch sailing boat beyond - Oil on canvas 50 x 76 cm (20 x 30 in.) signed "C. Locher" and inscribed "Kjobenhavn" and dated

Note: The *Die Krone* was built in 1864 on the ship yard of Julius Miebrodt of Ribnitz for the shipping company Albr. Kossel in Rostock. It was commanded from 1864-87 by Capt. H. G. Maas (he had a crew of 13 men - and one dog - which is shown on the painting as well). The bark was lost 1895 in the Northern Sea.Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Laschke Painting

August Laschke (German, 1815-1877) - Ship Portrait of the Bark DOLLY, Capt. H.L. Schultz 1870 The German vessel from Greifswald is shown under full sail off a coastline, a steamer in the background - Oil on canvas 51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 in.) signed "A. Lasczky" and inscribed with title The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The coastline in the background is most likely from the area around North Shields and can often be seen in the paintings by the Laschke family. Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture.



Friedrich Ludwig Wilhelm Stoll (German, 1799-1878) - Ship Portrait of the Merchant Yacht DORIS GRETA 1878 The German Yacht in two positions (additional stern view) at the open sea 50 x 72 cm (19 5/8 x 28 3/8 in.) signed "gezeichnet von W.Stoll Wolgast d. 1st Mai 1878", inscribed "Jacht Doris Gretha, Geführt von Capt. D. Voß von Howacht" - not illustrated


Image of Boettger Painting

Jacob Boettger (German, 1781-1860) - Ship Portrait of the Brigg ELISA von Hamburg, geführt durch Capitän H.M Volkertsen 1843 The German vessel is shown under full sail off Heligoland - Watercolor 50 x 70 cm (20 x 27 1/2 in.) signed "J. Böttger in Altona" and inscribed with title and "Die Ansicht von Helgoland" The Werder Collection Germany

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Eduard Adam (French, 1847-1929) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark EMMANUEL The German Barque of Emden at sea Oil on canvas - 59,5 x 92 cm unsigned but well attributed to E. Adam - The Werder Collection Germany



Image of Fedeler Painting

Carl Justus Fedeler (German, 1837-1897) - Ship Portrait of the German full-rigged Ship EUROPA of Bremen, 1868 or 1869 the vessel under full sail off an unidentified Island, a rowing boat in the forground, the Bark UNION of Bremen in the background - Oil on canvas 67 x 102 cm (26 3/8 x 40 1/8 in.) signed "C. Fedeler" and indistincly dated

Note: More information about the history of the Ship *Europa* and the Bark *Union* are available (in German language) on the page with the enlarged picture. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Carl Heinrich Hustede (German, 1799-1848) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark FREYHEIT, ca. 1840 - the vessel from Lubecka under sail at open sea with a Pilot beyond Watercolor - 46 x 64 cm (18 x 25 1/8 in.) signed "gezeichnet von C.H. Hustede", inscribed "Die Freiheit von Lübeck, geführt vom Capt I.H.F. Meyer" - The Werder Collection, Germany


Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer FRIDA LEHMANN 1900 the steamer of Hamburg with auxiliary sails set at sea - Oil on canvas 50 x 90 cm (19 5/8 x 35 1/2 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated

Note: The steamer *Frida Lehmann* was built in 1883 at the shipyard of Priestman in Sunderland / England as COUNTY OF DURHAM and sold to Franz Wilhelm Gottfried Lehmann, Hamburg on June 18th, 1900. Captains F.Voss 01-04, E. Jansen 05-08, Paulsen 09. Sold to Christiansand the same year and renamed BONANZA.Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Petersen Picture

Heinrich Petersen (German, 1834-1916) and Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner-Brigg GAZELLE, geführt von Capt. J.H. Breckwoldt 1880, the vessel of Blankenese under full sail on the open sea signed and dated "H. Petersen & P.C. Holm 1880" - Oil on canvas - 47 x 65 cm (18 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.)

Note: The Brigg *Gazelle* was built in 1877 by C.A. Steen in Kappeln (Germany) for Hinrich von Appen & Cons. The captain was Joachim Heinrich Breckwoldt. The vessel measured 362 GRT and had the signal LFPQ of the Marryot Code. In 1889 it was sold by the shipping company at auction in Hamburg for 11,000 Mark to a Norwegian owner. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist (active ca. 1895) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer GERDA from Hamburg, ca. 1895, the vessel with auxiliary sails set in the Chinese Sea - Oil on silk, relined on masonite - 20 x 32 cm (8 x 12 5/8 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The steamer *Gerda* was built in 1893 by Blohm & Voss for the AG Deutsche Dampfschiff-Rhederei zu Hamburg (Kingsen-Linie). Features: Steel hull, signal RJQV, commanded by Captain J. Ehlers. Later sold to the HAPAG and renamed SARINA. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Boettger Painting

Jacob Boettger (German, 1781-1860) - Ship Portrait of: Schiff GEORG FRIEDRICH aus Altona, commandirt von Capt. J. J. Simonsen, ca. 1850 The German full-rigged Ship of Altona (Hamburg) is shown under full sail off Heligoland - Watercolor 44,5 x 65 cm (17 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.) signed "J. Böttger aus Hamburg" and inscribed with title and "Die Ansicht von Helgoland"

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attributed to A. Nisted (Danish Artist from Arhus) - Ship Portrait of the German Galeas GUNDEL Capt. I.Wegmann The vessel under sail off a rocky coast Watercolor 44,5 x 60 cm (17 1/2 x 23 1/2 in.) inscribed with title not illustrated


Unidentified Continental Artist - Ship Portrait of the *Hamburger Admiralitätsyacht* ca. 1800 Portrait of the Brigg, the banks of the river Elbe and a cottage in the background, the ship was commissioned by the Hamburg Admirality to be built at a british shipyard (cf. Bracker/ Prange "Alster, Elbe und die See") Watercolor - 43 x 55 cm - unsigned, inscribed "Die Hamburger Admiralitäts Jacht" - not illustrated


Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912), attributed to - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer HANS & KURT (of) Hamburg. Capt. C. Hölck, ca. 1891 - the German Steamer with auxiliary sails off an American coastline with a lighthouse - Oilpainting with silkwork - 51 x 81,5 cm (20 x 32 in.) - inscribed with title - The Werder Collection Germany


Image of Gregersen Painting

Julius Gregersen (German, 1860-1953) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner HANS VOSS (of) Orth a/F., Capt. Johs. Voss 1913 The vessel is shown under full sail off Kronborg Castle (Elsinore) with Danish sailing vessels beyond - Oil on canvas 54 x 75 cm (21 1/4 x 29 1/2 in.) signed "Jul. Gregersen, Flensburg 21.01.1913" and numbered "656" The Werder Collection Germany

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Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist (active in Hongkong ca. 1890) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer INGRABAN from Heiligenhafen, ca. 1890, the vessel at anchor in the Chinese Sea off Hongkong with the harbor, the city and the coastal mountains beyond - Oil on silk - 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Steamer *Ingraban* was built by Blohm & Voss in Hamburg for the Shipping Company J.P.Massmann & Co of Heiligenhafen. This small shipping company ran three ships on the route to China. A sister ship was the INGO. The INGRABAN was sold to Japan in 1900 and was renamed YOKO MARU. She met her fate in December 1901 in the port of Osaka, being destroyed through fire. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German four-masted Bark ISEBEK 1912 Portrait of the vessel under full sail in the Le-Maire-Street (near Cape Horn), the shipwrecked ship "Thekla" of Hamburg on the cliffs in the background Oil on canvas - 45 x 71 cm (17 3/4 x 28 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The bark *Isebek* , former JAMES KERR, was bought by the shipping company Knöhr & Burchard Nfl., Hamburg in 1911. Built in 1892 at the T. Royden & Sons shipyard ( 2374 GRT) it was commanded by Capts. W. Haß, H. Merkens and August Lühmann. On his first journey Captain Haß managed to rescue nine sailors of the ship-wrecked *Thekla* in the Le-Maire-Street while returning from Autofagasta. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright is with the Werder Collection.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916), attributed to - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer ITHAKA 1894 the steamer of Hamburg with all auxiliary sails set on the lower Elbe - Oil on canvas 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) unsigned The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: Inscribed on a brass plaque: "S.S. Ithaka, Capt. J. Porath. 1894". Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



J.A. Moutte (French, fl. 1850-75) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark JOHANN FRIEDRICH 1855 The vessel of Rostock under sail off Marseilles Watercolor - 46,5 x 63,5 cm (18 1/4 x 25 in.) signed "Jn Moutte" and inscribed "Johann Friederich (sic!) von Wustraw (sic!), Capt. N.Dade.1855" - The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The Bark *Johann Friedrich* was built in 1853 by W. Zeltz in Rostock, using a wooden construction with metal bolts and copper sheat metal, for the shipping company Joh. Fr. Bauer. 176 Lasten, 337 RGT, Length 36,50 m, Width 8,69 m, D 4,94 m, Flag No. M 168, Signal MCGF, one Chronometer. From 1853 to 1867 Capt. Nic. A. Dade of Wustrow was in command, 12 crew members. The Figurehead showed a farmer wearing a black dress, round hat with white ribbon, holding a sickle on his chest. Often countrymen held shares of those ships, they then had themselves portrayed as a figurehead. In 1890 the JOHANN FRIEDRICH was sold to Brantisvik (Sweden)



Heinrich Petersen (German, 1834-1916) and Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark JOHANN WICHHORST 1876-77 The vessel of Hamburg under sail at sea Oil on canvas - 46,5 x 64 cm (18 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.) signed "H.Petersen & P.C.Holm and inscribed "Erbaut von J.H.N. Wichhorst 1877" - The Werder Collection Germany



Giovanni Luzzo (Italian, fl. 1851-77) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg JULIUS HEINRICH, Capt. Julius Heinrich 1859 The vessel from Barth off the Marcus Square in Venice Watercolor - 39,5 x 58 cm (15 1/2 x 22 7/8 in.) signed "Gio Luzzo" and inscribed " Julius Heinrich Cap. C.G Ahrens Von Barth 1859" - The Werder Collection in Germany

Note: The *Julius Heinrich* was built in 1857 in Barth using a wooden construction with iron bolts, the lower part of the hull covered in zinc sheat metal.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer LAVINIA 1895 Portrait of the steamer from Hamburg with auxiliary sails set in the Channel, a German Schooner beyond Oil on canvas - 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The steamer *Lavinia* was built in 1887 on the shipyard of the Flensburger Schiffsbau-Gesellschaft for the shipping company A.Kirsten in Hamburg, using an iron construction. Captains: Grunden 88/90, M. Crety 91/95, W. Richert 95. The Steamer was sold to Kalikanoff in Wladiwostock in 1896. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. (very good illustration in high resolution). Photo Copyright.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer LEMNOS 1901 The steamer of Hamburg with auxiliary sails set at sea Oil on canvas - 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The steamer *Lemnos* was built in 1883 as PADANG in Middlesbroug / England using an iron construction., L 91,15m, W 11,27 m, D 7,18 m, 2191 GRT. Sold to the shipping company Kosmos, Hamburg June 26th 1896, sold to shipping company Laeisz March 5th 1898, sold to Deutsche Levante-Linie October 20th 1900. From 1896 to 1901 Captain P. Braren of Föhr was in command. The steamer sank after a collision in Dec. 1901 on the Elbe river. The Painting was formerly in the possession of family Braren of Föhr. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright of the image is with the Werder Collection.



Image of Funno Painting

Michele Funno (Italian, fl. 1837-65) - Ship Portrait of the German Topsail-Schooner "LISETTE von Stettin, (Käpt.) J. Fischer, im Ansegeln nach Neapel October (sic) 1847", signed, inscribed with titel and dated - Gouache - 50 x 72 cm (20 x 28 in.) - in the original frame - The Werder Collection

Note: A typical fair weather composition by the artist with the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius in the background. Click on the image to see a larger illustration.



Image of Luzzo Picture

Vincenzo Luzzo (Italian, fl. 1860-85) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner-Brigg LORENZ (of Hamburg) 1885, the vessel is shown under full sail off Venice with the Marcus Square Watercolor 40 x 59 cm (15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.) signed "Luzzo Vincenzo, Peintyer Venice", dated and incribed with title The Werder Collection

Note: The Schooner-Brigg *Lorenz* was built by Carsten Wriede in Finkenwerder for Lorenz von Ehren (1789-1870) and Harm Bohm of Teufelsbrücke. It had 64,5 CL or 126 GRT respectively, was flying the flag Z 82 and signal LDRH. The Captains were Heinrich von Ehren of Teufelsbrücke, Nicolaus Breckwoldt, Hans Kröger, Peter Lindemann, Peter H. Grau und J. Lindemann. In the year 1886 the vessel was lost at sea near Buenos Ayres. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

Petrus Weyts (Flemish, 1799-1855), attributed to - Ship Portrait of the American Bark MANUEL ORTIZ, Otto F.N. Raven Commander passing Flushing 1850 the vessel under full sail off Vlissingen with the pilot schooner "Antwerp No. 2" and a second view of the bark beyond - Reverse on glass painting 62 x 82 cm (24 3/8 x 32 1/4 in.) unsigned The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The bark *Manuel Ortiz* was built in 1849 by Mayr, it had 353 GRT and the shipping company was Bechtel & Schombey. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Carl Justus Fedeler (German, 1837-1897), attributed to - Portrait of the full-rigged Ship MALVINA VIDAL The vessel of Hamburg off Cuxhaven with Alte Liebe, rowing boat - Oil on canvas 65 x 85 cm (25 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.) unsigned, but well attributed to Fedeler - The Werder Collection

Note: The Ship *Malvina Vidal* was built in 1852 at the R.C. Rickmers shipyard Bremerhaven for the shipping company Roß, Vidal & Co in Hamburg. The Captains were C.F.W. Jachtmann 1852-56, J.P. Ketels 1856-59 and J.L. Kessal 1859-69. Roß, Vidal & Co were sailing the route to Batavia and operated in the mid-fifties also a parcel and passenger service to Sidney. MALVINA VIDAL was sold to the shipping company Hess, Hamburg in 1870.

China Trade Artist, beginning of the 20th Century - Portrait of the German Steamer MANILA The Steamer of Bremen with auxiliary sails set at the open sea Oil and Tempera on silk - 29 x 43,5 cm not signed, not inscribed - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Steamer *Manila* was built by the Rickmers shipyard of Geestemünde for the North German Lloyd in Bremen. The Ship was stationed in Singapore and serving its duty until 1914. During WW I she stayed in a neutral harbour and was renamed SIANG LEE in 1919, being then stationed in Shanghai. In 1927 she was sold to Cheefoo in China and renamed HENG CHONG.



Fritz Müller (German, 1814 - ca. 1865) - Ship Portrait of the Brigg MARIANNE 1854 The Brig of Bremen in the Channel with another Schooner of Bremen beyond - Oil on canvas 58 x 82,5 cm (22 7/8 x 32 1/2 in.) signed "Fritz .Müller" and dated The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The *Marianne* was built in 1843 at the shipyard H.F.Ulrichs, Vegesack for the shipping company B.Grovermann & Co, Bremen, 163 GRT. Sold in 1864 to Gebr. Focke und G. Smidt, Bremen. The Captains were August Brinkama, Theod. Prange, Gerh. Wallrafe, Herm. Renjes und Herm. Hinr. Claussen. The vessel stranded in March 1857 on Tershelling while on her way from Cardiff to Bremen.



Scandinavian Artist 19th Century - Portrait of the (Merchant) Yacht MARIE - the vessel of Rostock under sail at sea, in the background a hilly coastline, a swedish fort and a larger city Watercolor - 46 x 59,5 cm not signed, inscribed "MARIE. CAPt HANS JÜRGENS" - The Werder Collection, Germany


Image of Petersen Picture

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) and Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg MATHILDE, Capt. J.C. Petersen 1861, the vessel of Hamburg under full sail off Cuxhaven with the "Alte Liebe" lighthouse beyond signed and dated "L. Petersen & P. Holm Gebr." - Oil on canvas - 47 x 65 cm (18 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: The Brigg *Mathilde* was built in 1852 in Westervik (Sweden) and acquired in 1861 by the shipping company Joachim Reimers in Hamburg through the broker Brauss in Hamburg. The vessel made only one journey, Petersen´s journey to Rio Grande do S. from 1861-1864 was ill-fated and MATHILDE was lost at sea on Sept. 4th, 1864 off Tamsin (China). Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



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Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg MEDEA geführt von Capt. H. B. Prott 1845, the vessel under slightly reduced sails on the open sea signed and dated "L. Petersen fecit 1845" - Oil on canvas - 47 x 65 cm (18 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: With the early Lorenz Petersen paintings we note a written title below the water, which disappears in the later works and in the works, which have been executed in co-operation with P.C. Holm. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of Truelsen Picture

Mathias Truelsen (German, 1836-1900) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark MERCUR von Neustadt, Capt. H. Reise, ca. 1870, the vessel of Neustadt under full sail off Heligoland Watercolor signed "M. Truelsen" (address:) "Fischerstr. 63, Altona" and inscribed with title - 52 x 70 cm (20 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: The *Mercur* was built in 1864 in Neustadt by J. Tornoe for the shipping company G. Jaede using a wooden construction with brass and iron bolts, no sheat metal. It had eight men crew and GRT 168,56. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of Willis Picture

Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912) attributed to - Ship Portrait of the German Bark NANNY of Hamburg, Capt. B.H. Müller, ca. 1887, the vessel under full sail off an American coastline, a pilot Schooner "No. 5" beyond Oilpainting with silkwork inscribed with title - 51 x 81 cm (20 x 32 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: The *Nanny* was bought by shipping company J.W.Burmester in January 1885 in England. The Captains were A.P.H. Baethgen, C. Wilhelmi und B.H. Müller. The NANNY stranded off Santos on May 11th, 1890 and the wreck was sold soon after at auction, the crew was saved. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German full-rigged Ship OCCIDENT 1898 The vessel is shown under full sail off Cuxhaven with the "Alte Liebe" lighthouse Oil on canvas - 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed and dated The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: A rather interesting background in a Mohrmann painting, which suggests, that the artist has visited the Cuxhaven area (mouth of the River Elbe in Northern Germany) previously. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



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G. Hansen (European, early 19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark OECONOMIE von Flensubrg, Capt. I. Nickelsen, ca. 1820, the vessel on the open sea with a French ship in the background signed "gezeichnet von G. Hansen" and inscribed with title - Pen, Ink and Watercolor - 29 x 37 cm (11 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Bark *Oeconomie* was built in Flensburg by the ship yard Knut Knudsen in Jürgensby for the shipping company R. Ingwersen and E. Jacobsen. Captain I. Nickelsen was born in Westerland on the Island of Sylt on 13th of October 1761 and died on the 17th of January 1835 in his hometown. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of Renault Picture

Michele Renault (Italian, fl. 1840-68) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner OTTO von Blankenese, Captn. Hans Lange 1855, the vessel of Blankenese (Hamburg) arriving at Leghorn (the harbor and skyline is shown beyond) Watercolor signed "Painted by M. Renault, Leghorn" and inscribed with title - 52 x 67 cm (20 1/2 x 26 3/8 in.)

Note: The Schooner *Otto* was built on the shipyard Otto Dolck in Altona for Hans Lange sen. in the year 1847. It had 123 GRT and could be identified by the ensign " Z 92". The vessel was lost at sea while on her way from Ceara to England in 1861. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of John Scott Painting

John Scott (British, 1802-1882) - Ship Portrait of the French Steam and Sail vessel PARIS 1856 Portrait of the steamer with auxiliary sails set off the British coast with high cliffs, the mouth of a river with a high bridge, other shipping and fishermen in a rowing boat in the fore- and background - Oil on canvas 66 x 96 cm (26 x 37 3/4 in.) signed "J. Scott" and dated

Note: A rather interesting ship portrait and maritime composition from the first days of the overseas steamships by this well known marine artist from Newcastle (GB). Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of Laschke Painting

August Laschke (German/British, 1815-1877) - The PARTISAN von Ribnitz, Capt. Alb. Köve ca. 1870 The German Brig of Rostock under sail at sea with German steamer shipping beyond Oil on canvas - 50,5 x 76,5 cm (20 x 30 in.) signed " A.Lasczky" and inscribed with title

Note: A typical work by the artist, who depicted in his ship portraits mainly vessels from the German Eastern Baltic coast. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



China Trade Artist from Hong Kong late 19th Century - Ship Portrait of the German Bark PAUL, ca. 1892 The vessel of Hohn-Rendsburg under sail off the Cliffs of Hong Kong Oil on silk, laid down on board - 42,5 x 52,5 cm - The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The Bark *Paul* was built in 1892 (?) and owned by Captain Hans P.Langholz. It sank in 1903 in a storm off the Skagerak (Denmark).



China Trade Artist 19th Century - Ship Portrait of the German Bark RICHARD RICKMERS The vessel of Bremen under sail at sea Oil on silk - 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.) The Werder Collection Germany



August Laschke (German, 1815-1877) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner Bark RUDOLF EBEL 1865 the vessel of Stettin under sail at sea off Gibraltar Oil on canvas - 61 x 100 cm (24 x 39 3/8 in.) signed and dated - The Werder Collection in Germany



Heinrich Petersen (German, 1834-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark SOPHIA GEORGETTE The Barque of Hamburg under sligthly shortened sails off Heligoland Oil on canvas - 46,5 x 64,5 cm (18 1/4 x 25 1/4 in.) signed "H.Petersen jun=o" - not illustrated - The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The Bark *Sophia Georgette* was built in 1853 as ANNA by Ahlers in Elsfleth and sold to Johann Paul Wizel in Hamburg in October 1855. Captain from 1855-1864 was C.F.H. Rosenkranz, he sailed mainly to Central- and South-Amerika. The Bark was sold to Engström in Cimbrishamn (Sweden) in 1864.



Image of Ship Portrait

J. Barth (German, fl. mid 19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg STAATSRATH VON BROCK (of Rostock) Capt: Medlina, ca. 1851, the vessel under full sail off Kronborg Castle, Elsinor - signed "J. Barth" and inscribed with title - Oil on canvas - 63 x 94 cm (24 3/4 x 37 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Brigg *Staatsrath von Brock* was built on the shipyard of Friedrich Dethloff (Rostock) in 1851. More information are not available so far. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Unidentified Artist - Ship Portrait of the full-rigged German Ship TELLUS - the vessel of Hamburg at sea, in the background the open sea Oil on canvas 31,5 x 44 cm (12 3/8 x 17 3/8 in.) - not signed, not inscribed - The Werder Collection, Germany


Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (early 20th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer TERMINI (of Hamburg) Capt. Müller, ca. 1910, the vessel is shown in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond inscribed with title in the center - Gouache - 45 x 64 cm (17 3/4 x 25 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: Der Dampfer *Termini* wurde 1906 in Ablasserdam von Smit für die Reederei Rob. M. Sloman jr. (Hamburg) erbaut . Neubau vom 12.3.1906. Länge 81,6 m, Breite 10,98 m, Tiefe 5,57 m, 1523 BRT, Dreifach-Expansions-Dampfmaschine, 1000 PS. Als Kapitän fuhren G. Müller von 1907/13 und G. Hansen bis zur Auslieferung 1920. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist (Kanton, ca. 1875) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark TRIO, the vessel under full sail off Kanton - Oil on silk - 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.) - European frame - The Werder Collection Germany

Note: Many of the China Trade paintings has not been signed and an attribution is today difficult, because the style of the different artists was often similar. In some cases, as with this painting, silk has been used instead of canvas. Of cause the use of silk made the painting very fragile. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Spin Ship Portrait

Jacob Spin (Dutch, 1806-1875) - Ship Portrait of the German Yacht VIER GEBRODERS von Emden, Capt. E. Dirks 1858 The merchant yacht under full sail at sea with a harbor and a three-masted sailing vessel in the background - Watercolor 50 x 64 cm (20 x 25 in.) signed "J. Spinn", indistinctly dated "1858" (?) and later inscribed by a different hand "Erbaut Januar 1855, verunglückt April 1859" The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The inscription tells us, that the yacht from Lower Saxony (British Falg with a horse in the center) was built in Januar 1855 and lost in April 1859. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



J. Gräper (German, early 20th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Tugboat VULKAN 1907- the vessel from Bremen at sea, in the background "Rote Sand" lighthouse 34,5 x 49 cm - Reverse on glass painting signed "J.Gäper 1907" - not illustrated - The Werder Collection, Germany


Unidentified Artist - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg WANDA ZU PUTBUS, ca. 1870 - the vessel of Wolgast under sail at sea, in the background a flat coastline 50,5 x 73,5 cm (20 x 29 in.) - Oil on Canvas not signed, not inscribed - built in 1862 by Eug. Schille in Wolgast, hull covered in zinc sheet metal, length 27,01 m, width 7,20 m, later renamed "Gräfin Maria Lottum", shipwrecked in 1882 - The Werder Collection, Germany


Image of Petersen Picture

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) and Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner Brigg ZANZIBAR 1860, the vessel of Hamburg at sea with a German Bark (from Hamburg) beyond signed and dated "L. Petersen & P. Holm Gebr." - Oil on canvas - 60 x 82 cm (23 5/8 x 32 1/4 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: The Schooner Brigg *Zanzibar* was built at the Dreyer shipyard on Neuhof in the year 1860 for the shipping company Oswald in Hamburg. The Captains were J.F. Hell 1860-61, V.H.B. v. Rauchhaupt 1861-62, F. Pauls 1862-64 and F. Timm 1865. The Vessel was sailing the route Hamburg-Zanzibar and has benn sold to Therkelsen in Horsens in 1865. Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



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