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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings from 1780-1860 (in Oil) - 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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Buttersworth Painting

Thomas Buttersworth Sen. - The British Man-of-War St. George (Flaggship of Nelson) in a Gale 1808, the vessel is hit by a severe wave, inscribed and dated on reverse, Oil on board, ca. 25 x 38 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Great Britain

Note: Although not signed this painting can be attributed to Buttersworth Senior. Despite the depiction of the famous British ship this stormy picture is a weaker work by the artist. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. 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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Schiffsportrait

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg *Ottomar - Capt. C. Lofgren* under sail off Cuxhaven 1839 - the vessel is shown at good weather conditions near the entrance to the North Sea - Oil on canvas, 42 by 54 cm (16 1/2 by 21 1/4 inch), with frame 55 x 66 cm (21 1/2 by 26 inch) - signed, dated and inscribed with title, numberflag "52." at first mast - relined, cleaned, retouch, paint is thin in places, generally in good condition considering the age, new 24 Carat gilt frame - Private Collection New York City, USA

Note: The ship is shown off Cuvhaven with the lighthouse, other shipping in the background. Romantic handling of the sky and detailled and fine execution of the brigg. An early painting of medium size by well known Lorenz Petersen, who is represented in numerous museums around the world. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.





Image of Carl J.H. Fedeler Painting

C.J.H. Fedeler - Ship Portrait of the German full-rigged Ship "Anne & Emilie" 1843, the vessel with the old ensign of Bremen at sea, signed and indistinctly dated, Oil on canvas, 60 x 90 cm (24 x 36 "), not relined, original gilt frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The original ensign has been alterated by an unknown hand to the American ensign (by adding stars in the upper left corner to the Bremen ensign with the red stripes). This inpaint has been removed meanwhile. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.


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.


Image of Petersen Picture

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg MEDEA geführt von Capt. H. B. Prott 1845, the vessel under slightly reduced sails on the open sea signed and dated "L. Petersen fecit 1845" - Oil on canvas - 47 x 65 cm (18 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.) The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: With the early Lorenz Petersen paintings we note a written title below the water, which disappears in the later works and in the works, which have been executed in co-operation with P.C. Holm. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.


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 here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Image of Petersen Painting

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark "India - erbaut von E. Dreyer" 1850, the Bark of Hamburg under full sail and showing the ensign of Hamburg, on the right side a Pilot Schooner (inscribed "Lootse") from Blankenese, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 53 x 82 cm, not relined, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: Some ship portraits, like this one, were also commissioned by the builders of the vessels, in this case E. Dreyer from Hamburg. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.





Image of China Trade Ship Portrait

China Trade Artist (Canton, ca. 1850) - Ship Portrait of a Danish full-rigged Ship in the Pearl River, ca. 1850-60 The Ship under full sail at calm sea on its way to Canton with various Chinese / other European shipping and the shore of the Chinese Coast in the background, romantic early evening impression Oil on canvas 45 x 59 cm (17 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.), with frame 56 x 70 cm (22 x 27 1/2 in.) in an original Chinese frame with walnut veneer and marquetry of jacaranda and other wood as well as gilted lines, covered with shellac - Private Collection, MD, USA

Note: A fine early China Trade painting in good condition, normal fine age crackle of varnish all over (not visible from normal viewing distance), an area of slightly stronger crackle in the lower water section and left low of the bow, has been restored professionally: relined, repairs and inpaint above the bow and within the first sails and on the left side at the area above and within the Chinese boat. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright.


Image of Petersen Ship Portrait

Heinrich Petersen - Ship Portrait inscribed: *Valparaiso Paket "Fortunata" geführt von Capt. H. Bähr* 1853 The full-rigged Ship from Altona (Hamburg) off the coastline of Chile Oil on canvas 46 x 65 cm signed "H. Petersen" and dated 1853 good condition (relined, crackle, slight inpaint in the sky), valuable period frame - Provenance: 1853-1920 Capt. Bähr / his family, 1920-1926 Museum Altona (Hamburg), 1926 purchased back from the family, 1926-1999 Collection of the Captain`s Family in Hamburg - now Private Collection, Bremen

Note: A very detailled and finely executed early painting of Heinrich Petersen, strongly influenced by the ship portraits of his father Lorenz Petersen and his uncle P.C. Holm. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.


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.


Image of Holm Ship Portrait

P.C. Holm (German, 1823-1888) - King Size OOC Ship Portrait of the *Barck SCANDIA fran Wifste Warf, commederad af Capt. Gustaf Bergensträhle 1856* The Swedish Bark under full sail off Heligoland with a Pilot Schooner and a full-rigged Ship from Hamburg (on the way to America) in the background Oil on canvas 63 x 91 cm (25 x 36 in.) signed lower right "P. Holm pinxt." and dated a second time 1856 outstanding condition (not relined, crackle, only very slight inpaint in minor areas in the sky), framed - Private Collection, USA

Note: An extra large and bright ship portrait executed in superb quality by P.C. Holm, who was besides of Lorenz and Heinrich Petersen, Jaburg Oltmann and the Fedelers the leading ship portrait artist in Germany. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.


Image of Jaburg Painting

Oltmann Jaburg - Ship Portrait of the German Bark "Malvina" ca. 1860, the vessel under full sail showing the ensign of Bremen, signed, Oil on canvas 51 x 74 cm, good condition, not relined, original gilt frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: A wonderful work by the artist at the peak of his performance as a ship portrait artist. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



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