Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings

Steamer Ship Portrait

Ship Portrait of the Scotish four-masted Barque *Clan Galbraith of Glasgow* at sea ca. 1895 - the large vessel is shown under full sail at the open sea - Oil on board - 42 by 60 cm (16 1/2 by 24 inch), with frame 57 x 77 cm (22 by 30 inch) - signed "Johansen, London" and inscribed with title in the water - cleaned, signs of age and restoration, otherwise ok, original frame - Private Collection Rome, Italy

Johansen was based in London, UK but of Scandinavian origin. Most of his ship portraits were executed in watercolour or gouache, this is in fact the first oilpainting we notice by him. He is represented in the Maritime Museum Troense and his works can also be found in several private collections, mainly in Scandinavia.
For information about the ship see the notes at the bottom of this page.

Geo Johansen
(European, fl. 1893-1903)
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Geo Johansen (European, fl. 1893-1903) - Portrait of the Bark "Clan Galbraith" at sea
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Following are shown some more photos of the painting:


The "Clan Galbraith" has been built in 1894 by Russel & Co. in Port Glasgow for the shipping company T. Dunlop & Sons in Glasgow (Scotland). It was a large barque and mainly used for the Pacific Service of the company. Commanders were J. Simpson, I.T. Hinds and G.E. Barker. In 1910 it was sold to C. Bech & Co. in Tvedestrand and again used for to sail the Pacific. In April of 1917 it was sunk by a German submarine during a trip from Philadelphia to Liverpool. This is a charming painting from the old days of Sail around the turn of the century.