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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings from 1860-1923 (in Oil) - Page 3

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China Trade Painting

Lai Fong attr. (fl. 1880s-1910) - Large Portrait of the Scotish Ship *Janet Cowan* mastering a Storm, ca. 1880s - the large three-masted sailing ship at high sea and with reduced sails - Oil on canvas, 65 by 89 cm (25 / 1/2 by 35 inch), with frame 78 x 102 cm (27 1/2 by 39 inch) - inscribed on the bow with ship`s name - relined, usual China Trade crackle, small sign of age and expert restoration in sky, good condition - Private Collection, Tokyo, Japan

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This China Trade painting can be attributed to Lai Fong, who worked as a China Trade artist in Calcutta. The Janet Cowan was built in 1866 in Greenock (later refit) for the Scotish owner, Shankland in Greenock. It was a large ship of 217 feet and measured at 1278 tons. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Jacobsen Painting

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Henry Eyde" on the Atlantic 1881, a portrait of the vessel at the open sea in heavy weather - signed and dated "A. Jacobsen 1881" - Oil on canvas - 56 x 91 cm (22 x 36 in) - good condition, professionally relined, few inpaint only - period frame - European Collection

Note: This is an early and well executed painting by the artist. A sketch and another oil on canvas portrait of this steamer by Jacobsen is in the Mariners Museum (VA) - please refer to Sniffen. The "Henry Eyde" was built in 1879 at Doxford in Sunderland for the Belgian company Steinman & Ludwig" and sailed regularly from Antwerp to New York. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright.



Image of Yorke Painting

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.



Image of Yorke Painting

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



Sailing Ship Portrait

Geo Johansen (fl. 1893-1903) - Ship Portrait of the Scotish four-masted Barque *Clan Galbraith of Glasgow* at sea ca. 1895 - the large vessel is shown under full sail at the open sea - Oil on board - 42 by 60 cm (16 1/2 by 24 inch), with frame 57 x 77 cm (22 by 30 inch) - signed "Johansen, London" and inscribed with title in the water - cleaned, signs of age and restoration, otherwise ok, original frame - Private Collection

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Johansen was based in London, UK but of Scandinavian origin. Most of his ship portraits were executed in watercolour or gouache, this is in fact the first oilpainting we notice by him. He is represented in the Maritime Museum Troense and his works can also be found in several private collections, mainly in Scandinavia.
Photo Copyright. For information about the ship see the notes on the description page. Click here or on the image to see larger 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.





chinesisches Kapitänsbild

China Trade artist - Ship Portrait of the Barque "Kriemhild" (of Hamburg) ca. 1885, the vessel is shown at fair weather and under full sail off a Far Eastern coastline - inscribed with Ship`s name on Flagg, traces of old signature - Oil on canvas - ca. 18 by 24 inch. (45 x 60 cm), with frame 21 5/8 x 31 inch (55 x 79 cm) - cleaned and restored, in a period Chinese Frame- Private Collection, Aschaffenburg, Germany
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The Barque Kriemhild was built 1884 by Germania for Matzen in Hamburg and sailed for this company until 1900. In German: Originales Schiffsportrait bzw. Kapitänsbild der Bark Kriemhild, die 1884 von der Schiffsbau Act. Ges. Germania für die Reederei C.M. Matzen in Hamburg gebaut wurde. Die Bark war dort von 1884 bis 1900 im Einsatz. Öl auf Leinwand 45 x 60 cm plus Rahmen. Im China-Rahmen der Zeit. 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 John Loos Painting

John Loos - Ship Portrait of the Canadian full-rigged Ship "Annie E. Wright" 1886, the vessel under full sail passing the French coast near Calair, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 55 x 80 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: the typical signature of John Loos is as follows:

, nearly all of his works are signed. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.


Image of Yorke Painting

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


Image of Yorke Painting

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.





Image of Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the British four-masted Bark BERMUDA 1894 The vessel is shown under sail on the open sea with sailing boats beyond - Oil on canvas, relined 60 x 98 cm (23 5/8 x 38 1/2 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated "1894"

Note: The *Bermuda* was built in 1893 on the ship yard of Russel & Co. in Greenock (Scotland) for the shipping company P. Denniston & Co in Greenock. Under the captains H. Krohn, E.O.M. Korff, J.H.T. Witt and F. Fretwurst it sailed to India, Australia and to the westcoast of America. In 1912 the *Bermuda* was sold to C.Bech & Co. in Tvedestrand and became the name *Nordhav*. The vessel was lost in 1918 because of a Torpedo attack by a German U-Boat. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright of the image is with the FineArtEmporium.


Image of Purvis Painting

T.G. Purvis - Ship Portrait of the British Bark "Oaklands, Capt. John Reid passing Lundy Island, 28th June 1895", signed, inscribed with title and dated, Oil on canvas, 51 x 76 cm, the possession of a Private Collector in Germany

Note: Lundy Island is located in the Bristol Channel. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Ship Portrait

Ship Portrait of the Scotish Barque *Fifeshire* sailing to Australia, ca. 1895 - a pair of paintings - the vessel is shown one time under full sail at moderate sea and one time under reduced sails - Oil on artist`s board, each 46 by 63 cm (18 by 24 1/2 inch), with frame 57 x 74 cm (22 1/2 by 29 inch) - inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name, both signed by "Adelaide Photo Co. Sydney, NSW" - good condition - Private Collection, Memphis, USA

Note: One painting also with monogram "B" for Borstel. * Show me larger color illustrations *

R.A. Borstel
(Australian, 1875-1922)
Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium
Second painting of the pair.

Lai Fong Painting

Lai Fong (Calcutta, fl. 1887-1910) - Ship Portrait of the Scotish four-masted barque *Dowan Hill* in the Indian Ocean, ca. 1895 - the barque is shown on the high sea with a steamer in the far distance - Oil on canvas on original China Trade stretcher, 45 by 60 cm (17 3/4 by 23 5/8 inch), with frame 52 x 67 cm (20 1/2 by 26 3/8 inch) - inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name - usual China Trade crackle (not extensive), small repair in the sky, only few areas with inpaint, good condition, period frame - Private Collection Germany

Note: This China Trade painting can clearly be attributed to Lai Fong, who worked from 1890 to 1910 in Calcutta. The Dowan Hill was built in 1893 and is flying the house flag of J.R. Dickson & Co. from Glasgow. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.


Image of Borstel Painting

Reginald Arthur Borstel (Australian, 1875-1922) - Ship Portrait of the British full-rigged Ship "Slieve Donard", end of the 19th Century, the vessel under full sail with a small Island in the distance, Oil on canvas laid down on board, 45 x 60 cm, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany.

Note: Although unsigned this is a typical composition from R.A. Borstel. The ship was registered in Liverpool and belonged to the W.P. Sinclair Line. Click on the image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Image of Petersen Picture

Heinrich Petersen (German, 1834-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg BRUNO & MARIE from Hamburg 1897, the vessel under slightly reduced sails on the open sea signed and dated "H. Petersen 1897" - Oil on canvas- 58 x 86 cm (22 7/8 x 34 in.) The Werder Collection

Note: The *Bruno & Marie* was built in 1861-62 in Altona by Dolck for the shipping company Schön, who sold the vessel in 1876 to the shipping company Willink & Co. in Hamburg. The Captains were 1876-77 C. Böge and 1877-80 E. H. A. Volkertsen of Langeness.

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