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

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Image of Benjamin Tindall Painting

Benjamin Tindall (British, fl. 1846-1880) - Ship Portrait of the "Hellas" (von) Stralsund c. 1858 The German Barque of Stralsund under Prussian flag in two positions at sea Oil on canvas 60 x 85 cm (23 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.) signed and inscribed "London" good condition - Private Collection Western Germany

Note: The image is showing the central part of the picture. The entire composition includes a second view of the bark seen from behind. Typical for his paintings are the seagulls in the foreground and the clouds with some spots of light. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Tindall Painting

Benjamin Tindall (British, fl. 1846-1880) - Ship Portrait of the "Glory" ca. 1860 The German Barque flying the Prussian Ensign is shown in two positions off an unidentified harbor, Oil on canvas, 62 x 83 cm, not signed but can clearly be attributed to Tindall - Private Collection in Berlin, Germany

Note: As with his other paintings there is a group of seagulls in the foreground. The overall execution is not as fine as in the "Hellas" painting, especially in the sea and sky. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Tindall Ship Portrait

Benjamin Tindall (British, fl. 1846-1880) - Ship Portrait of the Norwegian Barque *Nordsternen* off an Island near Hull, ca. 1860 - the sailing ship is shown under full sail in two positions off an Island in the Northern Sea - Oil on canvas, 61 by 92 cm (24 by 36 inch), with frame 74 x 106 cm (29 by 42 inch) - inscribed on bow and on a flag with the name of ship and ident. No. M 77 - Private Collection New Jersey, USA

Note: A typical ship portrait by Tindall and an interesting early oil painting of large size. A typical feature of his paintings is to show the portrayed vessel in two positions off a coastal point and to paint three seagulls sailing over the waves in the foreground. Paintings by Tindall can be found in numerous Maritime Museums around the world, most notable in the Alands Maritime Museum in Mariehamn, which has no less than 14 paintings by him. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium


Lorenz Petersen (1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Bark *Otto geführt von Capt. J. Ahlmann* under sail off Heligoland ca. 1860 - the vessel is shown at good weather conditions near the Island in the North Sea with a Steamer from Hamburg in the left background - Oil on canvas - 47 by 64,5 cm (18 1/2 by 25 1/2 inch), with frame ca. 66 x 84 cm (26 by 33 inch) - inscribed on the left with with title - original canvas (unlined), cleaned, only little retouch, in generally good to very good condition, 19th Century gold frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The steamship shown is most likely the packet ship to Heligoland, which appears often in paintings by the Petersen / Holm artists. This work convinces with a very detailled depiction of the vessel as well as with a realistic handling of the sea and sky. There is only a trace visible from the signature on the right, but the execution, style and title writing on the left identifies this anyway as a painting by Lorenz Petersen. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Holm Ship Portrait

Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portrait of the *Oder* 1861 The full-rigged HAPAG Packet-Ship on her yoyage from New York to Hamburg off Heligoland (right), a steamer passing on the left, it is flying the Hamburg flag, the HAPAG ensign and the signs of the Marryot Code Oil on canvas 46 x 64 cm (18 x 25 1/4 in.) signed lower right "P. Holm" and dated 1861 good condition (relined, crackle, slight inpaint in the sky), valuable period frame - Private Collection

Note: A magnificent, lively and bright ship portrait by Holm, who worked usually together with Lorenz Petersen and later with his son Heinrich. The "Oder" was built 1851 for the HAPAG (Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt Aktien-Gesellschaft) and sold in 1868 to R.V. Beselin. One year later it was lost off Key West. It brought during their service a large number of European emigrants to the United States of America. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Petersen Picture

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) and Peter Christian Holm (German, 1823-1888) - Ship Portrait of the German Brigg MATHILDE, Capt. J.C. Petersen 1861, the vessel of Hamburg under full sail off Cuxhaven with the "Alte Liebe" lighthouse beyond signed and dated "L. Petersen & P. Holm Gebr." - Oil on canvas - 47 x 65 cm (18 1/2 x 25 5/8 in.) The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The Brigg *Mathilde* was built in 1852 in Westervik (Sweden) and acquired in 1861 by the shipping company Joachim Reimers in Hamburg through the broker Brauss in Hamburg. The vessel made only one journey, Petersen´s journey to Rio Grande do S. from 1861-1864 was ill-fated and MATHILDE was lost at sea on Sept. 4th, 1864 off Tamsin (China). Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Yorke Painting

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.





Image of Loos Painting

John Loos - Portrait of the Canadian full-rigged Ship *La Gloire* in 1862 - the vessel is shown under full sail off the Channel coastline near Calais signed, dated and inscribed "Antwerp" lower right - Oil on canvas - 52 x 76 cm (20 1/2 by 30 inch) Private Collection, Northern America

Note: The wooden ship *La Gloire* was built in 1862 in Hantsport, Nova Scotia for the Churchill Shipping Co. and measured 1,138 tons. The vessel was used for the Trans-Atlantic trade to Europe and for other routes. This is a very well done and early example of a work by John Loos of Antwerp, Belgium. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



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 Mc Lachlan Painting

M. McLachlan - Ship Portrait of the British Bark "Jausy" 1864, the vessel is shown under shortened sails in a slight swell, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 50 x 76 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Germany

Note: Probably the second sailing vessel in the background is a second view of this bark. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Reimers Painting

Heinrich Reimers (German, 1824-1895) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Dorothea af Ebeltoft, Captn. A. Carlsen" 1865, the vessel is showing off Christiansoe (near Bornholm), signed inscribed with title along the bottom and dated, Oil on canvas, 45 x 65 cm, good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: In several of his pictures Reimers used light colors and depicted the vessel in a sunshine situation. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Petersen Picture

Heinrich Petersen - Ship Portrait of the Canadian Brigantine " G Wheel Wright" from Nova Scotia, painted ca. 1865 - the vessel under slightly reduced sails at sea, a second view of the ship can be seen in the left background signed "H. Petersen" - Oil on canvas - 47 x 65 cm (18 1/2 x 25 1/2 in.) North American Collection

Note: The wooden brigantine *G Wheel Wright* was built in 1862 in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada and measured 229 tons. The vessel was used for the Trans-Atlantic trade to Europe and for other routes. As usual with Heinrich Petersen this painting is from quality and execution really convincing. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.





Image of Renault Painting

Luigi Renault - Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Admirable of Bideford, John Williams Dart Commander leaving Leghorn 1865", signed, inscribed with title and dated, Oil on canvas, 49 x 70 cm- Private Collection, USA

Note: the typical signature of the artist is as follows:

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



Image of Petersen Picture

Lorenz Petersen (German, 1803-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Bark CARLOTA (of Hamburg) geführt von Capt. T.S. Groot 1865, the vessel under full sails off the mouth of the Elbe with Cuxhaven and the lighthouse "Alte Liebe" in the background signed and dated "L. Petersen pinxt 1865" - Oil on canvas - 62 x 93 cm (24 3/8 x 36 5/8 in.) The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: Das erste Schiff des Hamburger Reeders Eduard Beatus Crasemann, die *Carlota*, wurde in Neuhof bei Hamburg von Ernst Dreyer erbaut. Kapitän T.S. Groot aus Westerland / Sylt führte den Segler 1859-62 nach Melbourne und Liverpool, 1862-63 nach Islay / Peru, Callao und Rotterdam. Die letzte Reise ging 1863 nach Singapur, Hong Kong und Akyab. In Hamburg zurück wurde die Bark am 19.9.1865 an Reeder Kirch in Altona verkauft. Die Nachkommen des Kapitäns T.S. Groot aus Keitum / Sylt veräußerten das auf dem Dachboden lagernde Gemälde 1975. Click on the image to enlarge the picture.


Image of a China Trade Painting

China Trade artist - Ship Portrait of a British Barque ca. 1865-1870, the vessel under nearly full sail at sea with a small Chinese boat in the background - indistinctly inscribed with the ship`s name on the bow - Oil on canvas - ca. 18 by 24 inch. (45 x 60 cm) - Private Collection, Nova Scotia, Canada
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This is a remarkable fine executed portrait of the vessel in the tradition of the mid 19th Century China Trade Artists. There are small figures (the captain and several seaman) shown on board and its has a special appeal with its slight on-deck-view which makes the painting more lively. The vessel itself is also quite attractive with his white and black hull. Click on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Branden Painting

A.K. Branden - Ship Portrait of the British Topsail Schooner "Cornish Girl, Capt. T. A. Symons 1866", the vessel off an unidentified coastline with another sailing vessel in the background, signed, inscribed with title and dated, Oil on canvas, 62 x 95 cm, good condition, not relined, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Germany.

Note: The photo is showing a slight detail view of this oilpainting by Alexander Kay Branden. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Tudgay oil painting

Frederik Tudgay. - Ship Portrait of the "Agenora" ca. 1867 The British Brig under full sail in the Channel off the Cliffs of Dover with other shipping beyond Oil on canvas 50 x 77 cm good condition, relined, period frame - Collection in Belgium

Note: The "Aganora" was built 1865 in Guernsey (Great Britain) and has been sold 1870 to the West Indies, so this painting must have been executed between 1865 and 1870. With the Attribution to the artist Frederik Tudgay the FineArtEmporium agree and follows a written statement previously given by Christies (TM) London some years ago. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



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