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A Selection of Ship Portraits of Danish, Swedish & Norwegian vessels (Sailing Ships & Steamers) - Page 2

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Image of Ivankovich Painting

Basi Ivancovich - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Marie, Capt. C.C. Nielsen 1880", the vessel is shown off the harbor of Trieste with other shipping beyond, Oil on canvas, 45 x 73 cm, on the stretcher are noted the journeys of the vessel by the Captain`s son P. Nielsen, the possession of a Private Collector in Western Germany - Note: the typical signature of the artist is as follows:

, nearly all works are signed. Click here or on the image to enlarge.



Kapitänsbild

Scandinavian artist (19th C.) - Large Oilpainting with Shipping off Kronborg Castle, Elsinore ca. 1880 - a full-rigged sailing vessel passing the Castle (the ship can be identified by signal flags), other vessels in the background, signed lower left with monogram H.St., Oil on canvas, - 62 x 95 cm (24 1/2 x 37 1/2 in.) and with the frame 79 x 110 cm (31 x 43 1/4 in.), cleaned and in good condition, gilted period frame - onboard Cruiseship Nautica, Miami, Florida

Note: The "Hamlet" castle in the background is shown in good details, also the harbour or Elsinore is visible and a Dutch or German sailing vessel is lying in its entrance. The style of the painting remembers of the Eckersberg school from the Golden Age of Danish Art, although it is painted later. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Dahl Painting

Jorgen Dahl - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Janet af Kastrup, Capt. Christensen 1881", the vessel shown under full sail off Skagen Lighthouse with other shipping beyond, signed, dated and inscribed, Gouache, 45 x 60 cm, very good condition, original frame - Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: the typical signature of Jorgen Dahl is as follows: , the inscription with the ship`s and captain`s name is written in a different style.



Image of Yorke Painting

William H. Yorke (British, 1847-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Norwegian Bark "Bark Kristine af Drammen - Capt. E.B. Thor" ca. 1882 - The vessel is shown under full sail and in fair weather off a coastline - Oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cm (20 by 30 inch) - signed "W.H. Yorke, Liverpool, 1882 or 1884" and inscribed in the center water section with the title, ship`s name also mentioned a second time on the hull - Private Collection Maine, USA
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The vessel is shown off a coastline which I believe are the Skerries with the reef and lighthouse This is a typical and early fair weather ship portrait by the artist with a very lively sea and bright execution of the Bark. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Yorke Painting

William H. Yorke (British, 1847-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Asta" 1883, shown under full sail off the English coast with a headland and lighthouse, Oil on canvas, 51 x 75 cm, signed "W.H. Yorke" and dated, very good condition, not relined, no inpaint, original gilt frame - Private Collection

Note: A typical composition by the artist of his matured period where the shadow of the hull can be seen in the water section. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium, Hamburg 1999. The typical signature of the artist is as follows: 99% of his paintings are signed. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.




William Howard Yorke (British, 1847-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Brigantine *Arvid - Kaptn. J.E. Hellgren 1883* - the sailing ship is shown at fair weather and under full sail off Holyhead and the South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey heading for Brazil, with other sailing vessels in the distance - Oil on canvas, old relining - 50 by 75 cm (20 by 30 in), with frame 62 x 89 cm (24 1/2 x 35 in) - signed l. r. "W.H. Yorke, L`pool 1883" and inscribed with title

Note: A characteristic ship portrait by this artist who loved so much to portray sailing vessels (instead of steamers) and executed in his best period (the 1880s). This painting was carefully cleaned and there is only little inpaint in the water at two areas and in front of the bow. Gladly this artwork has not suffered from Overcleaning - which can happen so easy with Yorke paintings because the color layers are thin - which you can see especially in the well preserved water, sky and in the details of the ships (rigging lines etc.). This is a Premium Artwork in good condition. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium - owned by The Baltic Sea Collection



Image of Thorvald Moeller Painting

Thorvald Moeller - Seascape with a Bark and other shipping off Kornborg Castle, Elsinore, ca. 1885, evening light impression in the Baltic Sea, signed and indistinctly dated, Oil on canvas, ca. 50 x 70 cm, not relined, original frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: Click on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Schiffswerft

Scandinavian artist - Large Oilpainting of Troense Shipyard in the Svendborg-Sund, 1885, showing also a portrait of the sailing vessel "Anna", several men working on the right side at a hulk of a wooden sailing vessel, romantic early evening impression, on the left side another shipyard place, signed lower left with monogram E.G., Oil on canvas - 73 x 107 cm (28 3/4 x 42 inch) and with the frame 84 x 117 cm (33 x 46 inch), slight crackle, repair and inpaint in few places, cleaned and otherwise in good condition, gilted period frame - Private Collection, Halifax, NS (Canada)

Note: Shipyards were in general only rarely painted. And although the style of this painting is a little naive - this is an historical document of the period of the wooden sailing vessels. With the calm and romantic atmosphere it expresses the spirit of the golden days of sails which were already heading to an end in the 1880s. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo copyright is with the Fineartemporium.



Image of Askevold Painting

Anders M. Askevold (Norwegian, 1834-1900) - Scene in a Norwegian Fjord with Boats and Figures 1885, a Country House on the right side, signed "A. Askevold" and dated, Oil on canvas, 56 x 90 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collection in Norway

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a scene from his home country. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Roberto painting

Luigi Roberto (Italian, fl. 1874-1891) - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Transition Steamer "SS Freja (of) Stockhlom (sic) 1887" the vessel with auxiliary sails set in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond (hardly visible) Gouache 41 x 58 cm (16 1/8 x 22 7/8 in.) signed, inscribed and dated "L. Roberto, Napoli 1887" good condition (the background partly faded, traces of the age), passepartout, modern gold frame - The Baltic Sea 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 on the image or here to enlarge the illustration. Photo Copyright.



Image of Yorke Painting

William H. Yorke (British, 1847-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Barkentine "Emanuel" 1889, the vessel under full sail at calm sea off a costline near Liverpool with an Island and a Lighthouse on the left, other shipping beyond - inscribed with the ship`s name on a name flag and on the hull, signed lower right "W.H. Yorke" and dated 1889 - Oil on canvas, old relining (first half of the 20th C.), old inscription on the stretcher with information about the vessel - 20 by 30 inch. (51 x 76,5 cm) - Private Collection Maryland, USA
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Note: As the inscription on the original stretcher tells us the "Emanuel" stranded near Skagen (Denmark) on March 7 in 1890 (the crew of 8 men was saved). This is a typical fair weather ship portrait by the artist with a very lively sea and bright execution of the barkentine. Click on image to enlarge. Photo Copyright.



Image of Grandin Painting

E. Grandin - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brigantine "Clara af Fanö, Capt. J. Carstensen 1897, the vessel under full sail off an unidentified coastline, signed, inscribed "Havre" and dated, Watercolor, 21 x 34 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany.

Note: A small but charming ship portrait by the artist in careful execution. Click on the image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.





Jorgen Dahl painting

Jorgen Dahl (1825-1890) - Ship Portrait of the Danish steamer *Kobenhavn* under sail and steam off Skagen lighthouse 1883 - the transition steamer is shown at good wether off the Skagen light ship and light house - Oil on canvas, 60 by 90 cm (24 by 36 inch), with frame 75 x 105 cm - signed and dated lower left "J. Dahl 1883" & inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name - good condition, original frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: An impressive portrait of the large, threemasted steamship with an interesting background (Skagen is the place where the Northern Sea / Atlantic meets the Baltic Sea). This painting furthermore convinces with a realistic water, a detailled execution of the ship and interesting contrasts and colors in the sky (with a romantic touch). Click here or on image to see more illustrations.



China Trade painting Hong Kong

China Trade Artist in Hong Kong - China Trade Ship Portrait of the Danish Steamer "Olaf" off Hongkong, ca. 1886, Oil on canvas 36 x 56 cm (14 1/8 x 22 "), good condition, not relined, 20th century stretcher and frame, slight inpaint only

Note: A typical China Trade ship portrait with great detail and in good condition. Provenance: previously in the collection of Mr. L. Thomsen in Denmark. There is an inscription on the stretcher mentioning the previous owner, who sailed on this vessel to Hongkong in 1886. Click on the image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Steamer "L. P. Holmblad" with auxilliary sails set at sea heading for Antwerp 1894, the vessel is shown on a calm sea with a sailing ship in the background - signed and dated "H. Mohrmann 1894" lower left - Oil on canvas - 60 x 100 cm (24 x 39 in) - good condition, not relined - in the original veneered wooden frame and on the original stretcher - Private Collection

Note: This is a typical and early large size work by the artist with a slight "on-Deck" view of the vessel. The captain and other the seaman are shown on board. The "L.P. Holmblad" was most likely named after the famous Dragor industrialist Lauritz Peter Holmblad, who had a manufacturing fabric in Amager, Denmark. Photo Copyright of the images is with the FineArtEmporium. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Yorke Painting

W.H. Yorke - Ship Portrait of the Steamer *Feringur* 1894 The Danish vessel shown at sea with an unidentified British coastline (near Liverpool) beyond - 50 x 74 cm - signed "W.H. Yorke" and dated - good condition, original frame Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: The artist did not like to paint steamers because he thought the old fashioned sailing ships are more beautiful. Nevertheless this is a good quality work by him showing all his artistic performance. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter - Ship Portrait of the Norwegian Steamer "Hansa", ca. 1900-1905, the vessel under full speed at sea - inscribed with title at bottom center - Gouache - 42 x 64 cm (16 1/2 x 25 1( in.) - good condition, original frame - Collection in Northern Germany

Note: The construction of the vessel is typical for freight steamers build in the first years of the 20th Century. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Danish DFDS Steamer "Nicolai II" 1909, the vessel is shown in the Harbor of Antwerp with a local boat in the foreground, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, the possession of a Private Collector in Berlin, Germany

Note: The church shown in the distance is visible on nearly all paintings by Henry Mohrmann with a view of Antwerp in the background. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright of the image is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (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

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 here or on the image to see more photos.



Image of Carl Bille Painting

Carl Ludwig Bille (Danish, 1815-1898) - Titel: "Skibe ut fra Norge" (Shipping off the Norwegian Coast) 1889, a three-masted fullrigged sailing ship in the foreground and four vessels in the background: a Brig and a Sailing Cutter on the right, a Dutch sailing steamer behind the foreground ship and Danish frigate on the left side - signed and dated "Carl Bille 1889" lower left - Oil on canvas - 42 x 63 cm (16 1/2 x 25 in.) with the frame 54 x 76 cm (21 1/4 x 30 in.) - cleaned and in good condition, period gilt frame - Private Collection, Norway

Note: A fine and clear painting from the Golden Age of Scandinavian Marine Art. Any questions concerning this painting are welcome, please send us an email, we will usually answer within 24 hours to a few days. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



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