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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings from 1780-1850 (in Watercolour) - Updated

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Image of Guerin Painting

P.N. Guerin - Ship Portrait of the French full-rigged Ship "Le Sully, Capt. M. Michel" 1807, signed and dated, Watercolor, ca. 40 x 60 cm, paper is toned by sunlight, the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Northern Germany

Note: The main profession of this artist was not to produce ship portraits. Although this picture is technically right and detailed, the composition is overall somewhat stiff. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Lönning Painting

T.E. Lonning - Battle Scene with the Danish Man-of-War "Prins Christian Frederik" fighting against British Ships during the Napolonic Wars 1808, Gouache on paper, ca. 45 x 60 cm, very good condition, original carved gilt frame- the possession of a European Collection

Note: This image shows only a detail of the picture. This composition was also published as a print in the period. This is a extraordinary detailled excuted work. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Pirate Napoleonic Warse

Jens Iversen (1788-1855) attr. - Ship Portrait of the Privateer (Pirate) *Juliane Sophie of Copenhagen* chased by the British Brigg *Musqwetto* 1809 - the sloop is shown with three captured ships attacked by the Royal Navy Brigg off an Island - Gouache and Watercolor on paper, heightened with white, 22 by 36 cm (8 5/8 by 14 inch), with frame 47 x 56 cm (18 1/2 by 22 inch) - extensively inscribed with title (see below) and dated 1809 - tanned paper and ago signs otherwise ok - recent mounting and frame - Private Collection, Denmark

Note: The full inscription reads as following: "Privateren Juliane Sophie af Kiöbenhavn forfulgt med 3-de Priser af de engelske Slop of War Brig Musqwetto den 12. May 1809" - From the inscription and style we suppose this picture has been done by Jens Iversen (1788-1855), but there were several other artists active in this period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



View of Gibraltar

Pierre Celestin Bouchard - A View of Gibraltar and the African coast, ca. 1815 - with some persons and boats in the foreground signed and inscribed in French "Vu de la cote orientale de l`Espagne et demi de distance, cote d`Afrique" - Watercolor and ink on paper - 43 x 55 cm (17 by 21 1/2 inch)

Note: We have so far no information about the artist, maybe he visited the location on board of a vessel which stopped at Gibraltar and just made this picture for his home or family. The cutout pinwheels and the decorative motif at top are later additions. Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Ship Portrait

Johann Hinrich Friedrich Meyer (German, 1792-1870) - Ship Portrait of the German Galeas "BETRIEBSAMKEIT Capt. J.P. Hoefft 1817", the vessel of Lubecka off a flat coastline signed "J.H.F. Mey (er)" and inscribed with title - Watercolor - 38 x 49 cm (15 x 19 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The Galeas *Betriebsamkeit* was first registered in Lubecka in 1805. When the vessel was built it could not be verified. The galeas was declared a total loss in 1826. A similar watercolor can be found in the Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte der Hansestadt Luebeck (Lubecka). The painter J.H.F. Meyer was a seafarer and helmsman on the *Betriebsamkeit* in 1816. After 1818 he was captain of the *Freyheit* of Lubecka. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.





Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the Danish full-rigged Ship "Ingeborg af Kjöbenhavn fört af Capt. P.E. Emmerich, Seglerin til Norge 18. Nov. 1824", the vessel at sea with a coastline and a Pilot Schooner beyond, Watercolor, 50 x 66 cm, signed, inscribed with title and dated by Jakob Petersen Private Collection in Northern Germany

Note: A record of the ship`s journey to Norway in 1824. The waves are heightened with white. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Cammillieri Painting

N.S. Cammillieri - Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Harriot, Commander E.N. Norley 1828", the vessel is leaving Valetta harbor, signed, dated and inscribed, Watercolor, 46 x 58 cm, period frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel in the Mediterranean Sea. Not all the works by this artist are signed but can be recognized easily. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Roux Ship Portrait

Antoine Roux - Ship Portrait of the British full-rigged Ship: *Arion*, 1828 The vessel under full sail in the Mediterranean (near Marseilles) with local sailing vessels in the background Watercolor, heightened with white 43 x 57 cm (17 x 22 1/2 in.) signed and dated "Ant. Roux, 1828" and incribed with the ship`s name fair condition (laid down on cardboard, faded, smaller tears at the edges, inpaint), 19th Century gold frame - Baltic Sea Collection

Note: Antoine Roux (pere) from Marseilles (Southern France) is a well known ship portrait artist who worked in Watercolor. Especially American Museums holds a large number of his works and there has been written extensively about him and his sons, who continued the workshop. Since he is so well known, there are appearing regularly fakes of his works on the market. Please note that there are reflections from the glass on the image and that it a little bit larger than the part shown on this picture. Click on the image or here to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the German Brig "Albertine von Stettin, geführt von Captn. Johann Zielesch" 1833, the German vessel shown in two positions off Kronborg Castle, Watercolor, 45 x 60 cm, signed, inscribed & dated by Jakob Petersen Collection in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by Jakob Petersen with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel shown off Kronborg Castle. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Image of Johnson Painting

Ole Johnson - Ship Portrait of the *Providentia* fört af Kapitain Axel Pedersen af Svendborg ca. 1835, The Danish Topsail Schooner under sail in two positions at sea Watercolor 31 x 41 cm not signed, but well attributed to Johnson Private Collection Hamburg

Note: Johnson often executed commissions by the Captains of smaller vessels, which were in wide use in Scandinavia during the period. We know by him several portraits of one masted Northern (Cargo) Yachts and this Topsail Schooner represents therefore already the typical "medium size" sailing craft used in the area and period. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.





Image of Polli Painting

Felice Polli - Ship Portrait of the British Brig "Eliza, James Harris Commander leaving Trieste 1836", the vessel is shown in two positions departing from the harbor of Trieste, signed, inscribed with title and dated, Watercolor 40 x 59 cm, the possession of a Private Collector in Bremen, Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a rather detailled portrait of the vessel in the Adriatic Sea. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Image of Hansen Painting

B.H. Hansen- Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Cato of Whitby, K. Harrison Master 1838", the vessel is shown in two positions off Heligoland, signed, inscribed with title and dated, Watercolor, 41 x 63 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel in the Northern Sea. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Image of Jakob Petersen Picture

Jacob Petersen (Danish, 1774-1855) - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brigg "Thorvaldsen" 1839, shown in two positions at sea, signed with initials "I.P." and dated, inscribed with the title in a separate black lining at the bottom, Watercolor, 49 x 63 cm, very good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel at sea. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


Image of Jakob Spin Painting

Jacob Spin (Dutch, 1806-1875) - *Robert Brandt* von Archangel, Capt. J.R. Hansen, den 7. April 1842 The Russian Brig in three positions at sea, Watercolor, 51 x 65 cm, signed, inscribed and dated - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: The typical signature of the artist is as follows (not taken from the picture shown here):

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



Image of Boettger Painting

Jacob Boettger (German, 1781-1860) - Ship Portrait of the Brigg ELISA von Hamburg, geführt durch Capitän H.M Volkertsen 1843 The German vessel is shown under full sail off Heligoland - Watercolor 50 x 70 cm (20 x 27 1/2 in.) signed "J. Böttger in Altona" and inscribed with title and "Die Ansicht von Helgoland" The Werder Collection Germany

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Image of Funno Painting

Michele Funno - Ship Portrait of the German Topsail-Schooner "LISETTE von Stettin, (Käpt.) J. Fischer, im Ansegeln nach Neapel October (sic) 1847", signed, inscribed with titel and dated, Gouache, 50 x 72 cm, in the original frame - The Werder Collection in Germany

Note: A typical fair weather composition by the artist with the Bay of Naples and Vesuvius in the background.

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Image of Pellegrin Painting

Honore Pellegrin (French, 1793-1869) - Ship Portrait of the English Brigg "Sarah Maria of Waterford, Rober Chaddock Commander, entering Marseilles 1848", signed, inscribed and dated, Watercolor, 42 x 56 cm, good condition - The Baltic Sea Collection

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

, not all of his works are signed. Click on the image to see a larger illustration.



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