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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings from 1860-1923 - Page 5

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Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer LAVINIA 1895 Portrait of the steamer from Hamburg with auxiliary sails set in the Channel, a German Schooner beyond 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated The Werder Collection

Note: The steamer *Lavinia* was built in 1887 on the shipyard of the Flensburger Schiffsbau-Gesellschaft for the shipping company A.Kirsten in Hamburg, using an iron construction. Captains: Grunden 88/90, M. Crety 91/95, W. Richert 95. The Steamer was sold to Kalikanoff in Wladiwostock in 1896. Click on the image to enlarge the photo.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the British Steamer "Laurel Branch" 1899, the steamer on his way to Australia, with a sailing vessel and another steamer in the background, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 60 x 100 cm, good condition - Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: one typical signature of the artist (he used also "J.H. Mohrmann" and "H. Mohrman") is as follows:

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



Image of Willis Painting

Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1912) - Portrait of the "S.S. Capua of Hamburg, Capt. John Sperling", ca. 1900, the steamer with auxilliary sails shown at fair weather and under full sail of an American coastline - inscribed with title lower left - Oil on canvas with silk and velvet applications - 20 1/2 by 32 1/4 inch. (52 x 82 cm) - outstanding condition (under glass, therefore very well preserved) - Private Collection Norway
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Thomas Willis was a contemporary of Antonio Jacobsen in New York (they did also co-operate occasionally). He is well known for his ship portraits of merchant shipping and yachts around the turn of the century and represented in several Maritime Museums in the USA. Click on photo to enlarge.



Purvis Painting

Thomas G. Purvis (British, 1861-1933) - Ship Portrait of the German four-masted Bark *Wandsbek* in the Atlantic Sea ca. 1900 - the Windjammer is shown under reduced sails on the high Sea - signed lower left "T.G. Purvis, London" and inscribed in the center water section "Wandsbek" - Oil on canvas 40 by 60 cm (15 3/4 by 23 5/8 inch), with the frame 50 x 70 cm (19 3/4 by 27 1/2 inch) - period bird`s eye maple frame - good condition, usual age crackle, one repair at back, not relined - Private Collection New Jersey, USA

Note: A typical work by the artist with convincing dark-light contrasts and a liveful atmosphere. The *Wandsbek* (built 1892 in Liverpool) was one the fascinating Windjammers around the turn of the Century and in service for Philadelphia, Southern America, India and the South Sea. For more information about the vessel see the illustration page. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Purvis Painting

T.G. Purvis - Ship Portrait of the German steamer *Hermann of Flensburg - Capt. E. Hellmann* in the Atlantic Sea ca. 1900 - the steamer with auxiliary sails set on the high Sea, another vessel in the distance - signed lower left "T.G. Purvis, London" and inscribed in the center water section as shown above - Oil on canvas, 50 by 72 cm (19 3/4 by 28 inch) - good condition, uncleaned and in the original frame - Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: From the house flag and funnel ensign we learn that this steamer belonged to the fleet of the Flensburg shipping company E. Schuldt, which is today located in Hamburg. The frame of the painting is a typical example of the type of frames used originally by the artist. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Philippeville" 1900, the vessel under full steam at sea with a sailing ship in the background, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 40 x 60 cm, good condition, the possession of the Shipping Line in Antwerp, Belgium

Note: A smaller Mohrmann painting with nice colours and in the original gilted frame. The artist executed at least five works with vessels of this company (their names were all ending with "-ville"). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.





Mohrmann painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Legia" ca. 1900 - with all auxiliary sails set at sea off the white cliffs of Dover in the English Channel - signed lower left - Oil on canvas, 42 by 67 cm (16 1/2 by 26 1/2 inch) - framed - good condition - European Collection

Note: Information about the vessel and its history has not yet been compiled. This is a typical work by Mohrmann from the early years of the 20th Century. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Mohrmann painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the Belgian Steamer "Euphrates" ca. 1905 - shown under full steam heading for Turkey off a coastline with other vessels in the background - signed lower left "H. Mohrmann" - Oil on canvas, 42 by 67 cm (16 1/2 by 26 1/2 inch) - regilded old frame - good condition - European Collection

Note: The ensign of the shipping company and the background coastline has not yet been identified. This is a typical work by Mohrmann from the early years of the 20th Century. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer LEMNOS 1901 The steamer of Hamburg with auxiliary sails set at sea 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated The Werder Collection

Note: The steamer *Lemnos* was built in 1883 as PADANG in Middlesbroug / England using an iron construction., L 91,15m, W 11,27 m, D 7,18 m, 2191 GRT. Sold to the shipping company Kosmos, Hamburg June 26th 1896, sold to shipping company Laeisz March 5th 1898, sold to Deutsche Levante-Linie October 20th 1900. From 1896 to 1901 Captain P. Braren of Föhr was in command. The steamer sank after a collision in Dec. 1901 on the Elbe river. The Painting was formerly in the possession of family Braren of Föhr. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Jacobsen oil painting

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the three-masted Portuguese Steamer "Peninsular" 1903, the vessel from Lisbon is shown under full steam at fair weather - Oil on canvas - 46 x 76,5 cm (18x30 in), framed 58,5 x 90 cm (23x35 1/2 in) - signed lower right "A. Jacobsen" and dated 1903, ship`s name on hull and flag professionally cleaned and restored at margins of canvas, signs of age and old dust, ready to hang - on the original stretcher and in a valuable and hand made new 22 Karat genuine Gold Leaf Frame - The Oporto Collection

Note: Flying the ensign of the shipping company and the Portuguese flag. The sketch of this painting is in the Mariners Museum, VA and a similar painting is mentioned in the book by Sniffen. Provenance: Private Collection Martha`s Vineyard. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



Image of China Trade Painting

China Trade artist - Ship Portrait of the Steamer *Teresa* ca. 1885 The English Vessel in the Southern Chinese Sea at calm weather - unsigned - Oil on very thin canvas - 43 x 57 cm - very good condition, not relined and original frame Private Collection in Bremen, Germany

Note: The Chinese did not manage to show something elso than a profile view of the depicted ship, but this view did often include a lot of details and the exact features of the specific sailing or steam vessel. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.





Tug boat painting by Antonio Jacobsen

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the two-masted American Tug Boat "Ocean King - L. Luckenbach 8 South St. NY" 1886, the vessel from New York is shown under full steam at fair weather - Oil on canvas - 56 x 92 cm (22x36 inch) - signed, inscribed with title and address and dated good condition, period frame Private Collection USA

Note: The Screwtug "Ocean King" was built 1884 at Neafie & Kevy in Philadelphia for L. Luckenbach in New York City. It measured 109.0 x 21.0 x 12.5 and is listed with 201 tons. The sketch for this ship is in the Jacobsen index (please refer to Sniffen p. 224 No. 10) and held in the Mariners` s Museum, VA. A similar painting (or this painting) is listed itself under No. 11 in this book. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



Image of Yorke Painting

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.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (19/20th Century) - Ship Portrait of the British Freight Steamer "Tosno", ca. 1900, the vessel at fair weather off the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond, Oil on canvas, 50 x 70 cm, good condition, Private Collection in Northern Germany

Note: Oilpainting by the Neapolitan Artists are rare, they worked mainly in Gouache. This painting shows very nice the typical light colors used by these Southern Italian Pierhead Painters. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.


Image of Holm Ship Portrait

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the *Vaderland* 1901 The RED STAR Liner bound for New York Oil on canvas 75 x 130 cm (30 x 50 in.) signed lower right "A. Jacobsen" and dated "1901" and further inscribed "31 Palisade Av. West Hoboken" good condition, modern gold frame - Belgian Collection

Note: A extra large and very detailled ship portrait by Antonio Jacobsen of the famous Anglo-Belgian steamer at calm sea. Please note that the darker sections (eg. in the sky) are a result of artifical light, because this photo was taken on the "Euroantica" fair in Antwerp. Click on the image to see a larger illustration.



Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer AUGUSTUS 1906 Portrait of the steamer at open sea with an Antwerp Pilot Schooner in the foreground - Oil on canvas 60 x 100 cm (23 1/2 x 39 3/8 in.) signed "H. Mohrmann" and dated The Werder Collection

Note: This pilot boat appears - as a typical feature - at several ship portraits of John Henry Mohrmann. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Mohrmann painting

John Henry Mohrmann (1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the German four-masted Bark "NAL" 1906 - the vessel under full sail on the open sea - signed and dated 1910 - Oil on canvas, 60 by 100 cm (23 5/8 by 39 1/2 inch) - good condition, professionally cleaned and restored - Private Collection, Europe - Show me a larger color illustration

Note: The "Nal" was built in 1892 by Grangemouth Dockyard Co. in Alloa for J. Herron and Co. in Liverpool and originally named "Lord Ripon". In 1898 it was sold to the Rhederei Visurgis AG in Bremen and renamed "Nal". Finally in 1921 it was sold again to Danzig and sunk in January 1922 off Barnflet Island (near Cape Horn) in a gale. The "Nal" was mainly used for long distance transports, eg. to Chile, New Caledonia and the Delaware Bay.



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