Fine Art Emporium - Ship Portraits, Marine Art and Nautical Antiques
 
Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
 
A Selection of antique Ship Portraits of Dutch, Belgian, French & Italian vessels (Sailing Ships & Steamers)

Please refer to the links for more informations about the artists:

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.



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 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 Lamartiniere Painting

Alexander Lamartiniere - Ship Portrait of the French Topsail Schooner "Augustine (of) Caen, Capne. Croisy" 1851, the vessel is shown under full sail off a coastline, Reverse on Glass Painting, 47 x 60 cm, mint condition, original frame, the possession of a Private Collector in France

Note: As mentioned above the background is painted separately on board and placed behind the glass at this painting. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.




Image of John Scott Painting

John Scott (British, 1802-1882) - Ship Portrait of the French Steam and Sail vessel PARIS 1856 Portrait of the steamer with auxiliary sails set off the British coast with high cliffs, the mouth of a river with a high bridge, other shipping and fishermen in a rowing boat in the fore- and background - Oil on canvas 66 x 96 cm (26 x 37 3/4 in.) signed "J. Scott" and dated - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: A rather interesting ship portrait and maritime composition from the first days of the overseas steamships by this well known marine artist from Newcastle (GB). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



19th Century Coastal View Capri

Roberti (Italian, 19th C.) - Coastal View of Capri with Fishermen off the Rocks, ca. 1870 to 1880 - shown on a calm, quiete summer morning - Oil on canvas, 31 by 53 cm (12 by 21 inch), with frame 41 x 64 cm (16 by 25 inch) - signed lower right "Roberti" - cleaned and good condition - in a period frame - Private Collection Växjö, Sweden


Note:
This painting has been in a private Fine Art Collection in Connecticut, USA previously. Click on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium



Image of Jacobsen Painting

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Henry Eyde" on the Atlantic 1881, a portrait of the vessel at the open sea in heavy weather - signed and dated "A. Jacobsen 1881" - Oil on canvas - 56 x 91 cm (22 x 36 in) - good condition, professionally relined, few inpaint only - period frame - European Collection

Note: This is an early and well executed painting by the artist. A sketch and another oil on canvas portrait of this steamer by Jacobsen is in the Mariners Museum (VA) - please refer to Sniffen. The "Henry Eyde" was built in 1879 at Doxford in Sunderland for the Belgian company Steinman & Ludwig" and sailed regularly from Antwerp to New York. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright.



Oilpainting by Antonio Jacobsen

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Plantyn" heading for New York 1884, signed and dated, Oil on canvas 55 x 92 cm (22 x 36 "), excellent condition, not relined, original ornate gilt frame, Private Collection Belgium

Note: The Screwsteamer "Plantyn" was built 1879 in Glasgow, Scotland by A. Stephen & Sons for T.C. Engels & Co. in Antwerp. It measured 320.3 x 36 x 24.6 and is listed with 2328 tons. The sketch for this ship is in the Jacobsen index (please refer to Sniffen p. 244 No. 24). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright.



Image of Antonio Jacobsen Painting

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the two-masted French Steamer "Cheribon" 1887, the vessel on his way from Marseilles to New York with auxiliary sails set, Oil on canvas 56 x 92 cm, signed, inscribed "New York" and dated unlined and generally very good condition, original frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The Screwsteamer "Cheribon" was built 1882 in Dumbarton, Scotland by W. Penny & Bros. for the Cie Nationale de Nav. in Marseilles. It measured 339.8 x 40.3 x 28.8 and is listed with 3056 tons. The sketch for this ship is in the Jacobsen index (please refer to Sniffen p. 64 No. 28). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Italian Ex Voto

Seafarer from Northern Italy (19th Century) - Ex-Voto Ship Portrait "PCR Naufragio del Barco Dalmato detto *Teresa* tutti si salvarono per Grazia Divina" dated 7 Lugno 1894 - ship wreck or the Dalmatian Bark "Teresa" where all men was saved to the grace of Mary - inscribed with title and dated - Oil on panel (probably a piece from the vessel, without undercoat) - 27 x 46 cm (10 1/2 by 18 in) - original condition - North American Collection

Note: Ex Voto paintings were common Maritime Folk Art in the Catholic Southern European countries, most of these pieces are still in the families of the seafarers or in churches of harbor cities. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Philippeville" 1900, the vessel under full steam at sea with a sailing ship in the background, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm, good condition, the possession of the Shipping Line in Antwerp, Belgium

Note: A smaller Mohrmann painting with nice colours and in the original gilted frame. The artist executed at least five works with vessels of this company (their names were all ending with "-ville"). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.




Mohrmann painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Legia" ca. 1900 - with all auxiliary sails set at sea off the white cliffs of Dover in the English Channel - signed lower left - Oil on canvas, 42 by 67 cm (16 1/2 by 26 1/2 inch) - framed - good condition - European Collection

Note: Information about the vessel and its history has not yet been compiled. This is a typical work by Mohrmann from the early years of the 20th Century. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Italian ship portrait

Luca Papaluca (Sen., fl. 1890-1932) - Portrait of the Italian Brigantine "Francesco Bertolli" off Naples around 1900, signed Gouache painting (under glass) 42 x 63 cm in original, good condition (traces of age only) - Private Collection, Hamburg, Germany

Note: signed by Italian marine artist and ship portrait painter L. Papaluca (active in Italy from 1890 to 1932). An early and outstanding work by the artist. Painted with all details of the vessel. In German: Kapitänsbild der Brigantine "Francesco Bertolli", signiertes Gouache Gemälde

Show me a larger color illustration


Image of Holm Ship Portrait

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the *Vaderland* 1901 The RED STAR Liner bound for New York Oil on canvas 75 x 130 cm (30 x 50 in.) signed lower right "A. Jacobsen" and dated "1901" and further inscribed "31 Palisade Av. West Hoboken" good condition, modern gold frame - Belgian Collection

Note: A extra large and very detailled ship portrait by Antonio Jacobsen of the famous Anglo-Belgian steamer at calm sea. Please note that the darker sections (eg. in the sky) are a result of artifical light, because this photo was taken on the "Euroantica" fair in Antwerp. Click on the image to see a larger illustration.



Mohrmann painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Euphrates" ca. 1905 - shown under full steam heading for Turkey off a coastline with other vessels in the background - signed lower left "H. Mohrmann" - Oil on canvas, 42 by 67 cm (16 1/2 by 26 1/2 inch) - regilded old frame - good condition - European Collection

Note: The ensign of the shipping company and the background coastline has not yet been identified. This is a typical work by Mohrmann from the early years of the 20th Century. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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 Adam Painting

Edmond Adam - Ship Portrait of the French Bark "Albu...(difficult to read)", ca. 1905-10", the vessel under slightly reduced sails on the open sea - signed lower right "Ed. Adam" and inscribed with the ship`s name on the bow - Oil on board - 40 x 50 cm - very good condition, in the original frame - German Collection

Note: An appealing picture with the light palette of colors Edmond used in most of his works. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Please note, that the shown paintings are not for sale, for works available for purchase please visit our Sales Category.


Go from here to the "Main Menu for the Gallery pages"