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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Adelaide Photo Co. (Australian, active 1895-1910) - Oilpaintings on canvas or on board
Was located in Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.
Ship Portraits, mainly of Sailing Vessels of the Australia Trade including the large Windjammer
Oilpaintings starting at US$ 800 (USA) or Euro 650 (Continental Europe) or BP 400 (Great Britain) . Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Adelaide Photo was a company, who employed and coopearted with artists like R.A. Borstel. They delivered to the captains and staff of the vessel who visited Sydney ship portraits in the typical "Australian Style" (this means all artists in the area had a similar way to execute their paintings) around the turn of the century. The paintings often show a lot of precise details but suffer from the lack of an unique artistical performance.
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works by this artist and can pay a good price. Please refer to our page "Contact" and send an e-mail to with the information requested there. You will receive an answer usually within 48-72 hours (up to a week in rare cases).

Examples of pictures by the Adelaide Photo Co.:

Adelaide Photo Co.
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
*Albuera* – The English Barque at sea – 46 x 62 cm – signed
*Hutton Hull* 1906 – The English full–rigged Ship under sail off a headland – 53 x 84 cm – signed with monogram "A.B.", inscribed "The Adelaide Photo Co., Sydney" and dated
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" - cleaned and in good condition - Private Collection USA

Note: One painting also with monogram "B" for Borstel. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

R.A. Borstel
(Australian, 1875-1922)
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Second painting of the pair.

Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings shown on this page are only shown as examples of works by the artist and are NOT for sale. If you are interested to check paintings available for purchase please refer to our For Sale Category.


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