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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings with Mersey / Liverpool background

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William Gay Yorke (Anglo-American 1817-1888) - Ship Portrait of the American full-rigged Ship *Orpheus* 1861, the vessel under slightly reduced sails at sea off a costline near Liverpool, other shipping beyond - signed "Wm. York / L'pool June 1861" and inscribed with the ship`s name - Oil on canvas, in the period (original) frame, very good condition - 24 by 36 inch. (66 x 91.5 cm) - Private Collection in the USA
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Note: This painting is surely of the best works produced by William G. Yorke which is in a Private Collection. It shown a lively sea, great detail and a very well done execution overall. The "Orpheus" was commanded by Capt. Laban Howes. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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William Howard Yorke - The Canadian full-rigged Ship *Monrovia* shown off the British Coast near Liverpool, ca. 1878 - an inbound view showing South Stack Lighthouse with Holyhead Mountain in the distance signed "W.H. Yorke" - Oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm (24 by 36 inch) Private Collection

Note: Large size works by Yorke are overall quite rare and furthermore it was executed in his early years with great care and detail. This painting has been in the family of the Captain until it came into a North American Collection.



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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.



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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



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William H. Yorke (British, 1847-1921) attr. to - Ship Portrait of the Canadian Brigantine *Aeronaut* from Nova Scotia, painted ca. 1888 - the vessel is shown at sea off the Skerries reef (in the left background) - Oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm (24 by 36 inch) North American Collection

Note: The Aeronaut flys the Canadian Merchant ensign with a crest in the middle of the red field. The crest, adopted in the mid 1880s, differentiates it from the British Merchant ensign however most Canadian vessels continued to use the standard British Merchant ensign. In size, composition, paint handling, the manner in which details of the ship are rendered and especially the reflection of the bow and stern in the water are all characteristic of W H Yorke. The wooden brigantine Aeronaut was built in 1886, Belliveau's Cove, Nova Scotia and measured 139.5 feet in length with 446 gross tonnage. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



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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.



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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.



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