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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings from 1850-1923 (in Watercolour) - Page 2

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Italian Naples Ship Portrait

Italian artist (Naples) - Ship Portrait of the Brigantine "Adolph" in the Bay of Naples - ca. 1878 - The vessel is shown under full sail, Vesuvius and other shipping in the distance- , Gouache on paper - inscribed in the centre with the name of the vessel - 48 x 72 cm (19 x 28 inch) plus frame - minor signs of age, otherwise very good condition - Private Collection, Aschaffenburg, Germany - Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations

Note: This painting is framed under the antique glass and a delicate picture. We are currently offering it only for Germany and selected European destinations. The "Adolph" was built in 1867 in Apenrade and measured at 208 Tons. In 1878 it belonged to E.E. Nielsen & Capt. in Rudkobing (Rudkjobing) of Langeland (a Danish Island in the Baltic Sea). It was under the command of Capt. E.A. Hastrup and (read more) - Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



Image of "Albert" Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (19th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Schoonerbrigg ALBERT Capt. A. Blohm, Neaples Dezember 1865, the vessel of Neuenfelde/Jork under full sail in the bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond inscribed with title in the center - Gouache - 54 x 77 cm (21 1/4 x 30 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The ensign of the vessel indicates it as belonging to Lower Saxony (British Flag with a Horse in the Center). In the year this picture was painted the North German Union was founded and the Vessels from Lower Saxony, Bremen, Hamburg, Altona, Prussia, Lubecka and Schleswig-Holstein used furtheron the new German flag (black-white-red). Click on the image to enlarge the picture.



Image of Dahl Painting

Jorgen Dahl - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Janet af Kastrup, Capt. Christensen 1881", the vessel shown under full sail off Skagen Lighthouse with other shipping beyond, signed, dated and inscribed, Gouache, 45 x 60 cm, very good condition, original frame - Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: the typical signature of Jorgen Dahl is as follows: , the inscription with the ship`s and captain`s name is written in a different style.



Image of Grandin Painting

E. Grandin - Ship Portrait of the Danish Brigantine "Clara af Fanö, Capt. J. Carstensen 1897, the vessel under full sail off an unidentified coastline, signed, inscribed "Havre" and dated, Watercolor, 21 x 34 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany.

Note: A small but charming ship portrait by the artist in careful execution. Click on the image to enlarge. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.



Italian ship portrait

Luca Papaluca (Sen., fl. 1890-1932) - Portrait of the Italian Brigantine "Francesco Bertolli" off Naples around 1900, signed Gouache painting (under glass) 42 x 63 cm in original, good condition (traces of age only) - Private Collection, Hamburg, Germany

Note: signed by Italian marine artist and ship portrait painter L. Papaluca (active in Italy from 1890 to 1932). An early and outstanding work by the artist. Painted with all details of the vessel. In German: Kapitänsbild der Brigantine "Francesco Bertolli", signiertes Gouache Gemälde

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Sailing Ship Portrait

Harald Percival (American, fl. 1875-1910) - Ship Portrait of the Scotish Ship *Earnock* at sea 1902 - the full-rigged, three-masted ship is shown under full sail at calm sea, smaller vessels are in the background - Watercolor on paper, 24 by 35 cm (9 1/2 by 14 inch), with frame 36 x 47 cm (14 by 18 1/2 inch) - inscribed on the hull with ship`s name, signed and dated 1902 - light tanning and minor age signs, otherwise ok, period frame

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Percival was an American ship portrait artist who worked mainly for British and American captains. His small to medium size watercolors shows an accurate handling of the ship and often a light, good weather impression. He is represented for example in the Peabody Museum Salem and in different private collections, mainly in Great Britain and the US. The Ship *Earnock* was built 1877 at Birrell in Dumbarton (Scotland) and owned by T Dixon & Sons in Glasgow, Scotland. It was built in the tradition of the fine Clipper Ships known from Scotland. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations



Image of Esposito Painting

G. Esposito - Ship Portrait of the Steamer "Puertoriqueno" of Puerto Rico, ca. 1885, the vessel shown with the old (Spanish) ensign at sea, signed and inscribed with the ships`s name on the bow, Gouache, 40 x 60 cm, very good condition, period birds eye maple frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Berlin, Germany

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

, not all of his works are signed. Click on the image to enlarge.



Image of Italian Ship Portrait

Italian Pierhead Painter in Naples (20th Century) - Ship Portrait of the German Steamer TERMINI (of Hamburg) Capt. Müller, ca. 1910, the vessel is shown in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond inscribed with title in the center - Gouache - 45 x 64 cm (17 3/4 x 25 1/4 in.) - The Werder Collection

Note: Der Dampfer *Termini* wurde 1906 in Ablasserdam von Smit für die Reederei Rob. M. Sloman jr. (Hamburg) erbaut. Neubau vom 12.3.1906. Länge 81,6 m, Breite 10,98 m, Tiefe 5,57 m, 1523 BRT, Dreifach-Expansions-Dampfmaschine, 1000 PS. Als Kapitän fuhren G. Müller von 1907/13 und G. Hansen bis zur Auslieferung 1920. Click here or on the image to see more photos.



Antique Italian Ship Portrait

Luigi Roberto (Italian, fl. 1874-1891) - Ship Portrait of the Royal Yacht Squadron Schooner *ZARA* ca. 1874 - the large sailing yacht is shown under full sail at moderate sea in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius and Sorrent in the background - Gouache on paper, ca. 40 by 50 cm (16 by 20 inch) image, with frame 58 x 66 cm (23 by 26 inch) - signed "L. Roberto Naples" and inscribed with the name of yacht - light age signs, otherwise ok / good condition (no dark dust stripes) - period maple frame and under old glass - The Oporto Collection

Note: Luigi Roberto is - beside of the De Simone Family - the best known Ship Portrait Artist who worked in Naples and produced detailled portraits of the sail or steam vessels and yachts which visited this Italian port. The Gouache technique is typical for the Italian ship portraits of this period and in contrast to watercolors the appearance of Gouaches is brighter and the colors are opaque. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.



Image of Papaluca Ship Portrait

Luca Papaluca (Sen.) - Ship Portrait of the *M.Y. "Happy Days" N.Y.Y.C.* ca. 1920 The American Steam Yacht at calm sea in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond Gouache 40 x 70 cm (15 3/4 x 27 1/2 in.) signed "L. Papaluca" l.r. and inscribed with title in the center section at the bottom outstanding original condition (very slight foldes on the left side), in the period frame - Private Collection in New Hampshire, USA

Note: One of the most beautiful ship portraits from this artist with a bright portrait of this Yacht from the New York Yacht Club. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.



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