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Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
 
A Selection of antique Ship Portraits by Continental artists (Sailing Ships & Steamers)

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Image of Engel Hoogerheyden Painting

Engel Hoogerheyden - Two East India Man at choppy seas with the eye of a Hurricane beyond, ca. 1795, with a lot of seafarers shown on the vessels - signed with initials "E.H." lower left on a piece of floating wood - Oil on panel - 27 x 40 cm - the possession of a Private Collection in Bremen, Germany

Note: Typical for the artist is the very detailled drawing of the depicted vessels and the smooth handling of the waves. Rarely we find such exciting light effects in his works like shown on this pciture. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Guerin Painting

P.N. Guerin - Ship Portrait of the French full-rigged Ship "Le Sully, Capt. M. Michel" 1807, signed and dated, Watercolor, ca. 40 x 60 cm, paper is toned by sunlight, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Note: The main profession of this artist was not to produce ship portraits. Although this picture is technically right and detailed, the composition is overall somewhat stiff. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



View of Gibraltar

Pierre Celestin Bouchard - A View of Gibraltar and the African coast, ca. 1815 - with some persons and boats in the foreground signed and inscribed in French "Vu de la cote orientale de l`Espagne et demi de distance, cote d`Afrique" - Watercolor and ink on paper - 43 x 55 cm (17 by 21 1/2 inch)

Note: We have so far no information about the artist, maybe he visited the location on board of a vessel which stopped at Gibraltar and just made this picture for his home or family. The cutout pinwheels and the decorative motif at top are later additions. Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Ship Portrait

Johann Hinrich Friedrich 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.) - The Werder Collection Germany

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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Ship Portrait

G. Hansen (European, early 19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark OECONOMIE von Flensburg, 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 see larger illustrations.




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 Weyts Painting

Petrus Weyts *Vue sur le Port d`Ostende*, painted in the 1830s with a portrait of the Belgian Bark *Jean Key* entering the harbor of Ostend Reverse on Glass painting - 54 x 70 cm inscribed with title in the lower center, name of the vessel inscribed on the flag good condition, in the original veneered walnut frame European Collection

Note: Although not signed, this picture can be attributed firmly to Petrus Weyts, who started his career as a ship portrait artist in Ostend. The Bark *Jean Key* (built 1829) was the first transatlantic vessel from Belgium, who sailed to America with cargo, mail and emigrants - we are grateful to Dr. Pieter De Pauw, who provided information on this painting. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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.


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.



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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations. 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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations.


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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



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