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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Esposito, Gaetano de (Italian, 1858-1911) - Watercolors and Gouaches
Worked and lived in Valetta, Malta.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels, Steamers and Warships.
Offers for his works are starting at Euro 400 (Continental Europe). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your painting (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
He combined a detailed and accurate drawing of the ship with a colourful palette, sometimes Valetta harbor is added in the background. Information about the artist and his oeuvre can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists".
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 Gaetano de Esposito:

Image of Esposito Painting

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 see a larger illustration.

Esposito, Gaetano de
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Albatross* Capt. Thomas Brooks The English Barque under full leaving Malta Gouache 40 x 52 cm not signed, but well attributed; inscribed in good condition Private Collection Northern Germany

*Electra* Portrait of the English Cable Steamer Oil on canvas 51 x 96 cm signed - Private Collection in Great Britain

*H.M.S. Trafalgar* 1894 Portrait of the English Warship Gouache 38 x 59 cm signed - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Vittoria* and *Tripoli* The Italian Sailing Yacht (one built like a Brigantine) under full sail at sea (two pictures a pair) Watercolour and Gouache each 35 x 51 cm one signed and inscribed "Malta" - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Wanderer N.Y.Y.C.* 1902 The American Steam and Sail Yacht in calm and in stormy seas (two Gouache pictures a pair) each 27 x 42 cm signed, inscribed and dated - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Unidentified* The English Steamer at sea Gouache 40 x 55 cm signed Private Collection in Germany


Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings 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. Thank you

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