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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits by Italian and Maltese artists (Sailing Ships & Steamers) - Updated

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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 Funno Painting

Michele Funno - Ship Portrait of the German Topsail-Schooner "LISETTE von Stettin, (Käpt.) J. Fischer, im Ansegeln nach Neapel October (sic) 1847", signed, inscribed with titel and dated, Gouache, 50 x 72 cm, in the original frame - The Werder Collection in Germany

Note: A typical fair weather composition by the artist with the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius in the background.

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Image of Renault Picture

Michele Renault (Italian, fl. 1840-68) - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner OTTO von Blankenese, Captn. Hans Lange 1855", the vessel of Blankenese (Hamburg) arriving at Leghorn (the harbor and skyline is shown beyond) Watercolor signed "Painted by M. Renault, Leghorn" and inscribed with title - 52 x 67 cm (20 1/2 x 26 3/8 in.) The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Schooner *Otto* was built on the shipyard Otto Dolck in Altona for Hans Lange sen. in the year 1847. It had 123 GRT and could be identified by the ensign " Z 92". The vessel was lost at sea while on her way from Ceara to England in 1861. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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 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 Luzzo Picture

Giovanni Luzzo (Italian, fl. 1851-77) - Ship Portrait of the German Schoonerbrig CATHARINA Capt. H. Dreier 1869 - inscribed with title: "Unter der Küste von Norwegen am 22ten März 1869 Schiff Catharina Capt. H.Dreier" - the vessel of Blankenese under reduced sails off the Norwegian coast Watercolor 41 x 61 cm (16 x 24 in.) signed "Gio Luzzo Venice" and dated The Werder Collection - Click on the image to see larger photos

Note: The Catharina (168 GRT) was built on the shipyard of D.W.Kremer in Elmshorn for Thies Breckwoldt and Heinrich Dreyer in 1865. It was flying the flag "Z 102" or signal "LDVK". The captains Thies Breckwoldt, Heinrich Dreyer, Johs. Kröger and Johs. Bohn were in command. On the 2nd of November 1878 the Catharina left Antwerp and was bound for Rio Grande do Sul. It was Johs. Bohns first and only voyage on the Catharina. It is believed that the vessel sank in stormy seas between the 8th and 11th of November, some debris was washed ashore on the French coast near Ploumanache. Six members of the crew died at sea.



Image of Luzzo Picture

Giovanni Luzzo - Ship Portrait of the German Schooner "*Anna* Capt. H. Bartels 1871", the vessel of Cranz / Amts Jork is shown off Venice, Marcus Square Watercolor 33 x 52 cm (13 x 20 1/2 in.) not signed but attributed to a member of the Luzzo family (possibly Giovanni) , inscribed with title lower right The Werder Collection

Note: The *Anna* was built in 1859 and under the command of Capt. Bartels. It had 94 tons and 5 men crew. A chronometer was not on board (which made navigation not easier!). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Luzzo Painting

Vinzenco Luzzo - Ship Portrait of the German Schoonerbrig "Lorenz" ca. 1875, the vessel of Hamburg is shown off Venice at fair weather, Watercolor, 34 x 53 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Western Germany

Note: We know different signatures by the members of the Luzzo family, which appear also as "Luzro" etc. Click on the image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.





Italian Naples Ship Portrait

Italian artist (Naples) - Ship Portrait of the Brigantine "Adolph" in the Bay of Naples - ca. 1878 - The vessel is shown under full sail, Vesuvius and other shipping in the distance- , Gouache on paper - inscribed in the centre with the name of the vessel - 48 x 72 cm (19 x 28 inch) plus frame - minor signs of age, otherwise very good condition - Private Collection, Aschaffenburg, Germany - Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations

Note: This painting is framed under the antique glass and a delicate picture. We are currently offering it only for Germany and selected European destinations. The "Adolph" was built in 1867 in Apenrade and measured at 208 Tons. In 1878 it belonged to E.E. Nielsen & Capt. in Rudkobing (Rudkjobing) of Langeland (a Danish Island in the Baltic Sea). It was under the command of Capt. E.A. Hastrup and (read more) - Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



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 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.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter (end of 19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark BRIDE (of) Rostock, Capt. Bliemester, ca. 1891, the vessel of Rostock under full sail off a flat coastline - inscribed with title lower right - Gouache - 48 x 75 cm (19 x 29 1/2 in.) - The Werder Collection

Note: The Barque *Bride* was bought by the Rostock shipping company Carl Rathens in the year 1887 in Sunderland (GB). Features: The Hull was covered in copper, 830(863) RGT, Signal MDNC. The following captains were in command of the ship: J. Müller from 1887 to 1889, Pagels from 89-91, Bliemester from 1891, the ship was sold to Norway the same year. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



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