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A Selection of Seascapes, Coastal Scenes, Maritime & Marine paintings (19th Century) - Updated

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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 on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Lönning Painting

T.E. Lonning - Battle Scene with the Danish Man-of-War "Prins Christian Frederik" fighting against British Ships during the Napolonic Wars 1808, Gouache on paper, ca. 45 x 60 cm, very good condition, original carved gilt frame- the possession of a European Collection

Note: This image shows only a detail of the picture. This composition was also published as a print in the period. This is a extraordinary detailled excuted work. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



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 on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Friedrich Kloss Painting

Frederik Kloss - A Norwegian Pilot Boat and a Danish Fregate off the Norwegian Coast 1843, signed "F.T. Kloss" and dated, Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm, very good condition, original frame, the possession of a Private Collection in Sweden

Note: The figures in the boat show the typical Eckersberg style of the works by the artist before 1850. This painting was exhibited at Charlottenborg and once belonged to the King of Denmark. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Anton Melbye Painting

Anton Melbye - A Brig in the evening light off a Volcanic Island in the Mediterranean, ca. 1848, with a black line at the bottom (not shown here), signed with initials "A.M." within this black line, Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Hamburg, Germany

Note: This picture was executed for an exhibition (most likely for the Salon in Paris) and has the signature (initials) in a black line at the bottom. It shows all the typical feature of a Anton Melbye painting prior to 1855 Authorship has been confirmed by an Anton Melbye expert in Copenhagen. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.





Italian View

Continental artist - View of the Harbor of Civitavechia (Italy), mid 19th Century - with a Latin rigged sailing boat or ship at anchor, two men working in the foreground and a Fort in the background - Watercolor on paper, 17 x 23 cm (7 by 9 in), with the passepartout and frame 38 x 48 cm (15 by 19 in) - inscribed on the left "Civita Vechia" (in ink) - light age toning and few traces of dust, otherwise good to very good condition, framed in a new bird`s eye maple frame under glass - Private Collection New York City, USA

Note: We suppose this work has been executed from the style either by a French or German artist. In the 19th Century it was common for academy trained artists to visit Italy for studies. Anyway this is a rare motif since the harbour of Civitavechia was not often depicted in this period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Franz Hunten Painting

Franz Hünten (German, 1822-1887) - Shipping in the Harbor of Ostend with a fishing boat arriving, a larger ship in the background and several persons on the pier, from the 1850s - signed lower right "F. Hunten" - Oil on canvas - 51 x 72 cm (20 by 28 1/2 inch) - large original period gilt frame (22 carat real gilted) - very good condition - Private Collection

Note: An early and highly sophisticated work by the artist, who was trained at the Academy in Duesseldorf by Prof. Schirmer. This painting shows very typically the influence of his education and could easily be confused with an early work from a Duesseldorf School marine artist such as Andreas Achenbach. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Vilhelm Melbye Painting

Vilhelm Melbye - Romantic Coastal Scene with Fishing and other Boats off Gibraltar (Spain) 1854, with some figures shown in the foreground, signed "Wilhelm Melby" and dated, 69 x 110 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Sweden

Note: This is a typical example of an earlier work by Vilhelm Melbye which includes nice topographical details and shows a romantic Southern Coastal Scene. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Chinese Export Art

China Trade artist - View of the Pearl River Delta - China Trade Artist, ca. 1860-70 - in the foreground a Chinese village near the water with local people and a boat landing on the right side, Oilpainting on canvas, 7 7/8 by 11 3/4 in. (20 x 30 cm) and with the frame 11 1/2 by 15 1/4 in. (29 x 39 cm) - Condition: good condition (usual craquelure, under UV lamp visible is only slight repainting in minor areas, margins of canvas have been fixed), this painting is in a period frame, which is not a Chinese frame - Private Collection Great Britain (UK)

Note: Often these paintings are attributed to workshops (eg. Studio of Youqua). We have not attributed this painting since there was a number of artists working in the same manner. Show me some larger illustrations * Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium



Image of Hünten Painting

Franz Hünten (German, 1822-1887) - Important Marine Painting - 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 (23 x 34 in.) - painting and original gilt frame in outstanding condition, unlined and no significant restoration (mint) - Private Collection, Indianapolis, USA

Note: An outstanding and unique painting under all aspects. Click on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium. The artist painted this scene from his own experience after traveling to Constantinopel.




Image of Vilhelm Melbye Painting

Vilhelm Melbye - A Fishing Boat and a Steamer off a Rocky Coast 1870, with interesting light effects on the water, signed "Vilhelm Melbye" and dated, Oil on canvas, good condition, not relined, 55 x 90 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Hamburg, Germany

Note: This picture is showing a typical scene in the Northern Sea. The painting is previously coming from a private collection in Scotland and this may be the location depicted here. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Leitner Marine Painting

Heinrich Leitner (1842-1913) - Marine Painting with a Brig in the North Sea at evening light 1872 in the background two three-masted sailing ships in combat and some other vessels in the background Oil on canvas 16 3/4 by 30 1/2 inch (42,5 x 77,5 cm) signed lower left: "H. Leitner" and dated 1872 good condition (clean and well varnished, relined, professional inpaint mainly at the margins, slight wear mainly at the margins), 19th Century bird`s eye frame - Private Collection, USA

Note: After eight years at sea Heinrich Leitner was 1864-69 the master student of Anton Melbye and became a well known 19th Century Marine Artist in Germany. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Franz Hünten Painting

Franz Hünten (German, 1822-1887) - Seascape with a German Fishing Vessels at sea, 1873, signed by Franz Hünten and dated, Oil on canvas, ca. 27 x 40 cm, period gilt frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Note: This work needs to be cleaned. The dirt on it makes it a little dark. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Image of Franz Hünten Painting

Franz Hünten (German, 1822-1887) - Seascape with German Fishing Vessels at evening dusk, ca. 1875, signed, Oil on canvas, ca. 40 x 60 cm, period gilt frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Note: A typical marine painting by Franz Hunten with German fishing craft in the Northern or Baltic Sea. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



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


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


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