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 by Scandinavian artists (Denmark, Norway, Sweden) - Updated

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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.



Pirate Napoleonic Warse

Jens Iversen (1788-1855) attr. - Ship Portrait of the Privateer (Pirate) *Juliane Sophie of Copenhagen* chased by the British Brigg *Musqwetto* 1809 - the sloop is shown with three captured ships attacked by the Royal Navy Brigg off an Island - Gouache and Watercolor on paper, heightened with white, 22 by 36 cm (8 5/8 by 14 inch), with frame 47 x 56 cm (18 1/2 by 22 inch) - extensively inscribed with title (see below) and dated 1809 - tanned paper and ago signs otherwise ok - recent mounting and frame - Private Collection, Denmark

Note: The full inscription reads as following: "Privateren Juliane Sophie af Kiöbenhavn forfulgt med 3-de Priser af de engelske Slop of War Brig Musqwetto den 12. May 1809" - From the inscription and style we suppose this picture has been done by Jens Iversen (1788-1855), but there were several other artists active in this period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the Danish full-rigged Ship "Ingeborg af Kjöbenhavn fört af Capt. P.E. Emmerich, Seglerin til Norge 18. Nov. 1824", the vessel at sea with a coastline and a Pilot Schooner beyond, Watercolor, 50 x 66 cm, signed, inscribed with title and dated by Jakob Petersen Private Collection in Northern Germany

Note: A record of the ship`s journey to Norway in 1824. The waves are heightened with white. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the German Brig "Albertine von Stettin, geführt von Captn. Johann Zielesch" 1833, the German vessel shown in two positions off Kronborg Castle, Watercolor, 45 x 60 cm, signed, inscribed & dated by Jakob Petersen Collection in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by Jakob Petersen with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel shown off Kronborg Castle. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Johnson Painting

Ole Johnson - Ship Portrait of the *Providentia* fört af Kapitain Axel Pedersen af Svendborg ca. 1835, The Danish Topsail Schooner under sail in two positions at sea Watercolor 31 x 41 cm not signed, but well attributed to Johnson Private Collection Hamburg

Note: Johnson often executed commissions by the Captains of smaller vessels, which were in wide use in Scandinavia during the period. We know by him several portraits of one masted Northern (Cargo) Yachts and this Topsail Schooner represents therefore already the typical "medium size" sailing craft used in the area and period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.




Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brigg "Thorvaldsen" 1839, shown in two positions at sea, signed with initials "I.P." and dated, inscribed with the title in a separate black lining at the bottom, Watercolor, 49 x 63 cm, very good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel at sea. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. 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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Charles Shlee Ship Portrait

Charles Slee (Shlee) - Portrait of the British Brig *Thomas Chalmers commanded by James Duncan of Dundee* - the vessel is shown entering Riga under full sail - watercolor, pen and ink on stretched canvas - signed l/c "From Charles Shlee Ship Drawer at Riga 1850" and inscribed with title to scale - 51 x 66 cm (20 x 26 inch) - in the original birdeye`s maple veneered frame - North American Collection

Note: The wooden 197 ton Brig *Thomas Chalmers* was built in St Martins, New Brunswick, Canada in 1847 and registered at St John, New Brunswick on June 26th, 1847. It was sold to James Duncan of Dundee, Scotland and registered at Dundee in 1847. Pictures by this Riga based artist are quite rare and this is a nice example of his work. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Sörvig Painting

F. Soervig - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Yacht "Rapide" off Bergen, ca. 1860, the vessel shown under full sail in two positions with other local boats and Bergen in the background, inscribed with title, Gouache, 40 x 55 cm, bird`s eye maple frame, exhibited "Art Maritim, Hanseboot 1996" with a color illustration in the exhibition catalog, the possession of a Private Collector in Bremen, Northern Germany

Note: The vessel has a Masonic stander, which can be seen only very rarely on any vessels. A typical composition by the artist with bright colors and fine details. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Carl Olsen Painting

Carl J. E. Olsen - Ship Portrait of the English Brig *Cathe Hannah* Commanded by Captn. Alex Morison 1864 The vessel under full sail at sea with Kronborg Castle in the distance, Oil on canvas, 52 x 81 cm, signed, inscribed "Kjobenhavn" and dated, good condition - Private Collection Antwerp, Belgium

Note: This work is signed on the left side and inscribed with the title on the right side (both in white color). As often with paintings by this artist the ship covers only ca. 35% of the total image (in contrast to other ship portraits, where it often covers 50% of the image). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.





Image of Andreas Lind Painting

A. Lind- Ship Portrait of the Danish Brigantine "Magnet af Svenborg, Capt. H.F. Nielsen" 1866, the vessel under full sail in two positions at sea with a bark in the background, Watercolor and Gouache, 45 x 64 cm, signed, inscribed and dated, good condition, Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: A nice example of a ship portrait by Andreas Lind in good condition. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Sjöström Painting

L.P. Sjostrom - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Barquetine "Flamingo" ca. 1870, the vessel under full sail at sea, signed and inscribed with title, Watercolor and Gouache, 52 x 77 cm, good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The sky and the sails are painted in watercolor (heightened with white), while the hull and sea section is painted in Gouache. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Lind Painting

A. Lind - Ship Portrait of the Norwegian Bark "Brigida af Drammen, Captn. L.P. Galmeyer" 1871, the vessel under full sail calling for a pilot with white cliffs in the distance, signed and dated, Watercolor and Gouache 56 x 80 cm, good condition, ex-collection of the Maritime Historian Holm-Petersen of Troense, Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: The sky and the sails are painted in watercolor (heightened with white), while the hull and sea section is painted in Gouache. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Edvard Skari painting

Edvard Skari - Shipping in the Oresund, Kronborg Castle beyond, ca. late 1870s or early 1880s, a full-rigged Ship is passing the Oresund and taking a pilot, many other sailing vessels in the background - signed lower right - Oil on canvas 60 x 95 cm (24 by 37 1/2 inch) without the frame - good condition (not relined, a few areas of repairs and inpaint, mainly in the sky) - Property of a European Collection

Note: The artist painted some versions with this motif. Another, larger example (80 by 126 cm and dated 1878) is in the Collection of the Norges Rederiforbund (described and illustrated under Nr. 22 in "Norsk Maritim Malerkunst" and in the Art Maritim Catalogue 2000) and the Norsk Sjofartsmuseum has as well a similar painting by Skari in their "Gram-Salen" on permanent exhibition. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



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.



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.



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 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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