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Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
 
A Selection of Yachts, Tugs and Fishing vessels of all countries (from 1840 on) - Updated

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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 Sweden

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 Vilhelm Melbye Painting

Vilhelm Melbye - Romantic Coastal Scene with Fishing and other Boats off Gibraltar (Spain) 1854, with some figures shown in the foreground, signed "Wilhelm Melby" and dated, 69 x 110 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Sweden

Note: This is a typical example of an earlier work by Vilhelm Melbye which includes nice topographical details and shows a romantic Southern Coastal Scene. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Vilhelm Melbye Painting

Vilhelm Melbye - A Fishing Boat and a Steamer off a Rocky Coast 1870, with interesting light effects on the water, signed "Vilhelm Melbye" and dated, Oil on canvas, good condition, not relined, 55 x 90 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Hamburg, Germany

Note: This picture is showing a typical scene in the Northern Sea. The painting is previously coming from a private collection in Scotland and this may be the location depicted here. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Franz Hünten Painting

Franz Hünten (German, 1822-1887) - Seascape with a German Fishing Vessels at sea, 1873, signed by Franz Hünten and dated, Oil on canvas, ca. 27 x 40 cm, period gilt frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Note: This work needs to be cleaned. The dirt on it makes it a little dark. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.




Antique Italian Ship Portrait

Luigi Roberto (Italian, fl. 1874-1891) - Ship Portrait of the Royal Yacht Squadron Schooner *ZARA* ca. 1874 - the large sailing yacht is shown under full sail at moderate sea in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius and Sorrent in the background - Gouache on paper, ca. 40 by 50 cm (16 by 20 inch) image, with frame 58 x 66 cm (23 by 26 inch) - signed "L. Roberto Naples" and inscribed with the name of yacht - light age signs, otherwise ok / good condition (no dark dust stripes) - period maple frame and under old glass - The Oporto Collection

Note: Luigi Roberto is - beside of the De Simone Family - the best known Ship Portrait Artist who worked in Naples and produced detailled portraits of the sail or steam vessels and yachts which visited this Italian port. The Gouache technique is typical for the Italian ship portraits of this period and in contrast to watercolors the appearance of Gouaches is brighter and the colors are opaque. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Franz Hünten Painting

Franz Hünten (German, 1822-1887) - Seascape with German Fishing Vessels at evening dusk, ca. 1875, signed, Oil on canvas, ca. 40 x 60 cm, period gilt frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Note: A typical marine painting by Franz Hunten with German fishing craft in the Northern or Baltic Sea. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Yacht Painting

Dutch School - Yacht Regatta on the North Sea or Atlantic, ca. 1880 several sailing boats and yachts are racing on the open sea, one boat shown closely in the foreground (with three sailors on board), two others can be found in the middleground and several more in the background Oil on canvas 59 x 88 cm (23 1/4 x 34 5/8 in.) not relined, old wear and crackle, otherwise good condition - Private Collection New York, NY, USA

Note: Regatta scenes from this early period of the sailing sport can only rarely be found. This unsigned example shows a nice handling of the water, sky and the boats. With this period oil painting you can purchase one of the most desirable and appreciated motif in marine art (Regatta scenes). Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Forrest Painting

Haughton Forrest - Yachtrace off a fortified coastal point in Great Britain, executed ca. 1880 in Australia, indistinctly signed, Oil on Artist`s board, ca. 30 x 45 cm, very good condition, original gilt frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Western Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with technically very well done portraits of the yachts and a rather realistic sea as well as an interesting handling of the sky. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



De Simone Ship Portrait

Antonio De Simone - Portrait of the a steam-assisted British Schooner-Yacht at sea 1884 - the vessel is shown under moderate sail and steam on a calm sea in the Bay of Naples, crew is shown on deck - Gouache on paper, 22,5 x 33 cm - signed lower right and dated, on the first mast are shown the identification flags and on the second mast the Yacht Club burgee, on the last mast the Blue Ensign - in a period maple frame, good condition - Oporto Collection Portugal

Note: From the yacht burgee it can be supposed that this very large Schooner Yacht belonged to the RLYC (Royal London Yacht Club, founded 1836). The sign of the Yacht Club also appears on the Blue Ensign. The De Simone family were the leading Ship Portrait Artists in the port of Naples during the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th Century. They reported many of the fine Yachts owned by British, Continental and American Gentleman (often Industrial Tycoons) who visited this harbour during their cruises in the Mediterranean Sea. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations * Photo Copyright *



Image of Yacht Painting

British Yacht artist - Two Racing Yachts near a coastal line, ca. 1890, with other smaller vessels and boats in the background, Oil on canvas, ca. 45 x 65 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Note: Although not signed this painting is a quite nice work of the period. It can be attributed to the British School at the end of the 19th Century and has also the typical British frame of the period (bird`s eye maple frame). Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Murjahn Painting

H. Murjahn - The German River Tug "Molch" 1894 off Lauenburg, with other smaller boats in the foreground, Oil on canvas 39 x 55 cm, very good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by Murjahn with the seafront of Lauenburg in the background. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.




Image of Yachting Painting

European Yacht artist -Yachting Scene during the International Regatta Kiel, ca. 1895, in the foreground a Sailing Yacht from the Hamburger Yachtclub (ensign on top of the mast) on the Baltic Sea, most likely during the "Kieler Woche" Regatta, another Yacht and other vessels in the background - Oil on canvas - 42,5 x 62,5 cm (16 3/4 by 24 1/2 in) - good condition, repair and inpaint in the right sky section, lower right age craquelure, not relined - period gilted frame

Note: The Hamburger Yachtclub was founded in 1892 and later became one of the most important sailing clubs in Northern Germany. It still exist today and has changed the name to Hamburger Segelclub.Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Thomas G. Purvis (British, 1861-1933) - Ship Portrait of a Royal Yacht Club Sailing Yawl at sea ca. 1895 - the large sailing yacht is shown under full sail at moderate sea - Oil on board, 55 by 82 cm (21 5/8 by 32 inch), with frame 69 x 96 cm (27 by 38 inch) - signed lower left "T.G. Purvis" and inscribed "Cardiff" - cleaned and in good condition, in an old gold frame from the period - Private Collection, Winston Salem, Northern Carolina, U.S.A.

Note: Purvis was a busy ship portrait artist, working in Cardiff, London and Bristol. He portrayed some of the largest sailing vessels which ever crossed the Oceans. Portraits of Yachts by him - such as this one - are rare. Most of his paintings were executed between 1890 and the Great War (1914). This painting shows a realistic sea and a detailled handling of the large Yacht, which flies the burgee of a Royal Yacht Club (British or Irish) on the main mast. For more information about Thomas Purvis please refer also to our publication "Ship Portrait Artists". Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



Thomas Willis painting

Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1925) - Ship Portrait of a large American Sailing Yacht at sea, ca. 1895 - the vessel is approaching to the viewer under nearly full speed, a coastline and an American Pilot boat in the background - Oil on canvas (sea, sky and background) with ship worked out in silk and velvet (embroidery) on the original stretcher, under glass, dimensions 33 x 55 cm (13 by 21 1/2 in), with frame 46 x 69 cm (18 by 27 in) - signed, with monogram "T.W." - cleaned and in good condition - Private Collection, Northern Germany

Note: The three-masted Yacht is flying the American Yacht Ensign as well as 3 signal flags on the last mast, on the second mast is the house flag of the owner visible and on the first mast is the ensign of the Yacht Club (not yet been identified). This was not a racing yacht but a large pleasure and cruising yacht of an American Millionaire. Please also note the numerous crew members on board. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Papaluca Ship Portrait

Luca Papaluca (Sen.) - Ship Portrait of the *M.Y. "Happy Days" N.Y.Y.C.* ca. 1920 The American Steam Yacht at calm sea in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond Gouache 40 x 70 cm (15 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.) signed "L. Papaluca" l.r. and inscribed with title in the center section at the bottom outstanding original condition (very slight foldes on the left side), in the period frame - Private Collection in New Hampshire, USA

Note: One of the most beautiful ship portraits from this artist with a bright portrait of this Yacht from the New York Yacht Club. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



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