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Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
 
A Selection of Early Sailing Vessels of all countries (between 1830-1870) - Updated

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Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the German Brig "Albertine von Stettin, geführt von Captn. Johann Zielesch" 1833, the German vessel shown in two positions off Kronborg Castle, Watercolor, 45 x 60 cm, signed, inscribed & dated by Jakob Petersen Collection in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by Jakob Petersen with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel shown off Kronborg Castle. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Johnson Painting

Ole Johnson - Ship Portrait of the *Providentia* fört af Kapitain Axel Pedersen af Svendborg ca. 1835, The Danish Topsail Schooner under sail in two positions at sea Watercolor 31 x 41 cm not signed, but well attributed to Johnson Private Collection Hamburg

Note: Johnson often executed commissions by the Captains of smaller vessels, which were in wide use in Scandinavia during the period. We know by him several portraits of one masted Northern (Cargo) Yachts and this Topsail Schooner represents therefore already the typical "medium size" sailing craft used in the area and period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Polli Painting

Felice Polli - Ship Portrait of the British Brig "Eliza, James Harris Commander leaving Trieste 1836", the vessel is shown in two positions departing from the harbor of Trieste, signed, inscribed with title and dated, Watercolor 40 x 59 cm, the possession of a Private Collector in Bremen, Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a rather detailled portrait of the vessel in the Adriatic Sea. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Hansen Painting

B.H. Hansen- Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Cato of Whitby, K. Harrison Master 1838", the vessel is shown in two positions off Heligoland, signed, inscribed with title and dated, Watercolor, 41 x 63 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel in the Northern Sea. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brigg "Thorvaldsen" 1839, shown in two positions at sea, signed with initials "I.P." and dated, inscribed with the title in a separate black lining at the bottom, Watercolor, 49 x 63 cm, very good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel at sea. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Schiffsportrait

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg *Ottomar - Capt. C. Lofgren* under sail off Cuxhaven 1839 - the vessel is shown at good weather conditions near the entrance to the North Sea - Oil on canvas, 42 by 54 cm (16 1/2 by 21 1/4 inch), with frame 55 x 66 cm (21 1/2 by 26 inch) - signed, dated and inscribed with title, numberflag "52." at first mast - relined, cleaned, retouch, paint is thin in places, generally in good condition considering the age, new 24 Carat gilt frame - Private Collection New York City, USA

Note: The ship is shown off Cuvhaven with the lighthouse, other shipping in the background. Romantic handling of the sky and detailled and fine execution of the brigg. An early painting of medium size by well known Lorenz Petersen, who is represented in numerous museums around the world. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Spin Painting

Jacob Spin (Dutch, 1806-1875) - *Lusiparni* 1840 The Dutch barque under full sail off Batavia with various other sailing vessels in the background 51 x 66 cm signed and dated Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel in the Indian Ocean off Indonesia. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Jakob Spin Painting

Jacob Spin (Dutch, 1806-1875) - *Robert Brandt* von Archangel, Capt. J.R. Hansen, den 7. April 1842 The Russian Brig in three positions at sea, Watercolor, 51 x 65 cm, signed, inscribed and dated - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The typical signature of the artist is as follows (not taken from the picture shown here):

, nearly all of his works are signed. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Carl J.H. Fedeler Painting

C.J.H. Fedeler - Ship Portrait of the German full-rigged Ship "Anne & Emilie" 1843, the vessel with the old ensign of Bremen at sea, signed and indistinctly dated, Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm (24 x 36 "), not relined, original gilt frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The original ensign has been alterated by an unknown hand to the American ensign (by adding stars in the upper left corner to the Bremen ensign with the red stripes). This inpaint has been removed meanwhile. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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

Note: Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright of the image is with the Werder Collection.



Image of Friedrich Kloss Painting

Frederik Kloss - A Norwegian Pilot Boat and a Danish Fregate off the Norwegian Coast 1843, signed "F.T. Kloss" and dated, Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm, very good condition, original frame, the possession of a Private Collection in Copenhagen, Denmark

Note: The figures in the boat show the typical Eckersberg style of the works by the artist before 1850. This painting was exhibited at Charlottenborg and once belonged to the King of Denmark. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Petersen Picture

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, Germany

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 Funno Painting

Michele Funno - 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, in the original frame - The Werder Collection in Germany

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 Anton Melbye Painting

Anton Melbye - A Brig in the evening light off a Volcanic Island in the Mediterranean, ca. 1848, with a black line at the bottom (not shown here), signed with initials "A.M." within this black line, Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Hamburg, Germany

Note: This picture was executed for an exhibition (most likely for the Salon in Paris) and has the signature (initials) in a black line at the bottom. It shows all the typical feature of a Anton Melbye painting prior to 1855 Authorship has been confirmed by an Anton Melbye expert in Copenhagen. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Image of Pellegrin Painting

Honore Pellegrin (French, 1793-1869) - Ship Portrait of the English Brigg "Sarah Maria of Waterford, Rober Chaddock Commander, entering Marseilles 1848", signed, inscribed and dated, Watercolor, 42 x 56 cm, good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: the typical signature of the artist is as follows:

, not all of his works are signed. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration.



Image of Petersen Painting

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark "India - erbaut von E. Dreyer" 1850, the Bark of Hamburg under full sail and showing the ensign of Hamburg, on the right side a Pilot Schooner (inscribed "Lootse") from Blankenese, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 53 x 82 cm, not relined, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: Some ship portraits, like this one, were also commissioned by the builders of the vessels, in this case E. Dreyer from Hamburg. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



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.



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" The Werder Collection Germany

Note: Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright.



Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist (Canton, ca. 1850) - Ship Portrait of a Danish full-rigged Ship in the Pearl River, ca. 1850-60 The Ship under full sail at calm sea on its way to Canton with various Chinese / other European shipping and the shore of the Chinese Coast in the background, romantic early evening impression Oil on canvas 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.), with frame 56 x 70 cm (22 x 27 1/2 in.) in an original Chinese frame with walnut veneer and marquetry of jacaranda and other wood as well as gilted lines, covered with shellac - Private Collection, MD, USA

Note: A fine early China Trade painting in good condition, normal fine age crackle of varnish all over (not visible from normal viewing distance), an area of slightly stronger crackle in the lower water section and left low of the bow, has been restored professionally: relined, repairs and inpaint above the bow and within the first sails and on the left side at the area above and within the Chinese boat. Click on image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



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