Fine Art Emporium - Ship Portraits, Marine Art and Nautical Antiques
 
Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
 
A Selection of Ship Portraits of British & Scotish vessels (Sailing Ships & Steamers 19th Century) - Updated

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Image of Buttersworth Painting

Thomas Buttersworth Sen. - The British Man-of-War St. George (Flaggship of Nelson) in a Gale 1808, the vessel is hit by a severe wave, inscribed and dated on reverse, Oil on board, ca. 25 x 38 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Great Britain

Note: Although not signed this painting can be attributed to Buttersworth Senior. Despite the depiction of the famous British ship this stormy picture is a weaker work by the artist. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Pirate Napoleonic Warse

Jens Iversen (1788-1855) attr. - Ship Portrait of the Privateer (Pirate) *Juliane Sophie of Copenhagen* chased by the British Brigg *Musqwetto* 1809 - the sloop is shown with three captured ships attacked by the Royal Navy Brigg off an Island - Gouache and Watercolor on paper, heightened with white, 22 by 36 cm (8 5/8 by 14 inch), with frame 47 x 56 cm (18 1/2 by 22 inch) - extensively inscribed with title (see below) and dated 1809 - tanned paper and ago signs otherwise ok - recent mounting and frame - Private Collection, Denmark

Note: The full inscription reads as following: "Privateren Juliane Sophie af Kiöbenhavn forfulgt med 3-de Priser af de engelske Slop of War Brig Musqwetto den 12. May 1809" - From the inscription and style we suppose this picture has been done by Jens Iversen (1788-1855), but there were several other artists active in this period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Buttersworth Painting

Thomas Buttersworth Jun. - A British Frigate chasing a Spanish Frigate at sea, executed at the beginning of the 19th Century, the vessels in action and sailing at full speed, indistincly signed "T. Buttersworth", Oil on canvas, 55 x 68 cm, good condition, period gilt frame - Private Collection in the United States of America

Note: Very diffcult to say, if this work has been executed by the father or son. Because of the style of the water we suppose that this is a high quality work of Buttersworth Junior. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Cammillieri Painting

N.S. Cammillieri - Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Harriot, Commander E.N. Norley 1828", the vessel is leaving Valetta harbor, signed, dated and inscribed, Watercolor, 46 x 58 cm, period frame, 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 Mediterranean Sea. Not all the works by this artist are signed but can be recognized easily. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.




Image of Roux Ship Portrait

Antoine Roux - Ship Portrait of the British full-rigged Ship: *Arion*, 1828 The vessel under full sail in the Mediterranean (near Marseilles) with local sailing vessels in the background Watercolor, heightened with white 43 x 57 cm (17 x 22 1/2 in.) signed and dated "Ant. Roux, 1828" and incribed with the ship`s name fair condition (laid down on cardboard, faded, smaller tears at the edges, inpaint), 19th Century gold frame - Baltic Sea Collection

Note: Antoine Roux (pere) from Marseilles (Southern France) is a well known ship portrait artist who worked in Watercolor. Especially American Museums holds a large number of his works and there has been written extensively about him and his sons, who continued the workshop. Since he is so well known, there are appearing regularly fakes of his works on the market. Please note that there are reflections from the glass on the image and that it a little bit larger than the part shown on this picture. Click on the image or here to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



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 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 on the image to see a larger illustration.



Charles Shlee Ship Portrait

Charles Slee (Shlee) - Portrait of the British Brig *Thomas Chalmers commanded by James Duncan of Dundee* - the vessel is shown entering Riga under full sail - watercolor, pen and ink on stretched canvas - signed l/c "From Charles Shlee Ship Drawer at Riga 1850" and inscribed with title to scale - 51 x 66 cm (20 x 26 inch) - in the original birdeye`s maple veneered frame - North American Collection

Note: The wooden 197 ton Brig *Thomas Chalmers* was built in St Martins, New Brunswick, Canada in 1847 and registered at St John, New Brunswick on June 26th, 1847. It was sold to James Duncan of Dundee, Scotland and registered at Dundee in 1847. Pictures by this Riga based artist are quite rare and this is a nice example of his work. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Weyts Painting

Petrus Weyts (Flemish, 1799-1855) - *Arno* of Sunderland, Captain Michael Young Passing Flushing 1852 The English Barque under full sail off Flushing 54 x 70 cm inscribed and dated good condition, in the original veneered walnut frame Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with Flushing and other small vessels in the background. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Funno Painting

Nicola Funno (Italian, fl. 1846-65) - Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Lizzie Anne, Captn. John Rutherford 1862", the vessel under full sail in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond, signed, inscribed and dated, Gouache, 51 x 74 cm, good condition, in the original frame - Private Collection Germany

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

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



Image of Funno Painting

Michele Funno (Italian, fl. 1837-65) - Ship Portrait of the "Brig John Downie - Captn. T. Armstrong 1862", the British vessel under full sail approaching in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond - inscribed with title - Gouache (behind glass) - 41 x 66 cm (16 1/8 x 26 in.) - large (4 in.) black passepartout with gilted lines and bird`s eye maple frame (dimensions with the frame: 67 x 88 cm - 26 3/8 x 36 5/8 in.) - very good condition (slight spots and dirt in the sky, slight retouching to a few parts in the sky) - Collection in Germany

Note: Michele Funno was a quite busy early ship portrait artist in Naples who portrayed for example many of the fruit schooners who visited this port. Click on the image or here to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.


Image of Carl Olsen Painting

Carl J. E. Olsen - Ship Portrait of the English Brig *Cathe Hannah* Commanded by Captn. Alex Morison 1864 The vessel under full sail at sea with Kronborg Castle in the distance, Oil on canvas, 52 x 81 cm, signed, inscribed "Kjobenhavn" and dated, good condition - Private Collection Antwerp, Belgium

Note: This work is signed on the left side and inscribed with the title on the right side (both in white color). As often with paintings by this artist the ship covers only ca. 35% of the total image (in contrast to other ship portraits, where it often covers 50% of the image). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Mc Lachlan Painting

M. McLachlan - Ship Portrait of the British Bark "Jausy" 1864, the vessel is shown under shortened sails in a slight swell, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 50 x 76 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Germany

Note: Probably the second sailing vessel in the background is a second view of this bark. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.




Image of Renault Painting

Luigi Renault - Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Admirable of Bideford, John Williams Dart Commander leaving Leghorn 1865", signed, inscribed with title and dated, Oil on canvas, 49 x 70 cm- Private Collection, USA

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

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



Image of Branden Painting

A.K. Branden - Ship Portrait of the British Topsail Schooner "Cornish Girl, Capt. T. A. Symons 1866", the vessel off an unidentified coastline with another sailing vessel in the background, signed, inscribed with title and dated, Oil on canvas, 62 x 95 cm, good condition, not relined, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Germany.

Note: The photo is showing a slight detail view of this oilpainting by Alexander Kay Branden. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Tudgay oil painting

Frederik Tudgay. - Ship Portrait of the "Agenora" ca. 1867 The British Brig under full sail in the Channel off the Cliffs of Dover with other shipping beyond Oil on canvas 50 x 77 cm good condition, relined, period frame - Collection in Belgium

Note: The "Aganora" was built 1865 in Guernsey (Great Britain) and has been sold 1870 to the West Indies, so this painting must have been executed between 1865 and 1870. With the Attribution to the artist Frederik Tudgay the FineArtEmporium agree and follows a written statement previously given by Christies (TM) London some years ago. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



China Trade Painting

Nam Cheong or Workshop (Chinese, fl. 1845-1870) - Ship Portrait of the British (or Canadian) barque *Crayfish* in the Chinese Sea, ca. 1868 - the barque is shown at sea near an Island and with a junk and paddle steamer in the far distance - Oil on canvas on original China Trade stretcher, 46 by 60 cm (18 by 23 5/8 inch), with frame 56 x 69 cm (22 by 27 inch) - inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name - light usual China Trade crackle (in the sea and hull), cleaned, only few areas with inpaint, good condition - Private Collection, Indianapolis, USA

Note: Nam Cheong worked in Whampoa, Hong Kong and rarely signed his works. This painting can be attributed to him or to a member of his workshop. It is executed on the typical thin canvas and in nearly original condition and without extensive crackle. It was previously framed and preserved under glass. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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 Franz Hünten Painting

Franz Hünten - Shipping on the Bosphorus 1869, a British Man-of-War (second rate with up to 90 cannons) in the foreground on its way to Constantinopel with Turkish fishing craft beyond off the coastline of Scutari, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 58 x 87 cm, painting and original gilt frame in perfect condition, not relined and no significant restoration (mint) - Private Collection, Indianapolis, USA

Note: Click on the image to see a larger illustration. The artist painted this scene from his own experience after travelling to Constantinopel.



Image of Tindall Ship Portrait

Benjamin Tindall (British, fl. 1846-1880) - Ship Portrait of the Topsail Schooner *Viola* off Spurn, 1870s The British Schooner under full sail in two positions off the Bull lightship and Spurn with the high land low lights, a Yacht and a steamer passing in the background Oil on canvas 61 x 91 cm (24 x 36 in.) unsigned, inscribed with the ship`s name on the banner good condition (not relined, usual crackle, one tear (professionally repaired) with inpaint in the upper left sky section, slight inpaint at the edges and at the second mast), period gold frame - European Collection

Note: This bright and well executed large painting by Tindall shows a background which he used regularly in his works: Spurn with the two lighthouses and the Bull lightship. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Henry Loos  Painting

Henry Loos. - Ship Portrait of the British Schooner-Brigg "Five Sisters" 1871, the vessel calling for a pilot in the English Channel, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 53 x 77 cm, very good condition, not relined, original gilt frame, one of a pair of paintings from the same captain - Private Collection Germany

Note: the typical signature of Henry Loos is as follows:

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



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