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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Johnson, Ole (Johnson-Seböy) (Norwegian, active c. 1815-1845) - Watercolors
Lived and worked in Bergen/Seböy, Norway
Ship Portraits of sailing vessels
His works start at Euro 1,300 (Continnental Europe). 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).
He painted medium size portraits of sailing vessels in one or two positions at sea (often) with the Bergen coastline in the background. He put more effort into his portraits of larger vessels and the quality of his paintings improved through the years of experience, reaching its peak in the 1830s and 40s. 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).

Example of pictures by Ole Johnson:

Johnson, Ole (Johnson-Seböy) 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Christina* commederad af Captain Adolph Gottlieb Wickman 1839 The Swedish Brig at sea Watercolor - 45 x 58 cm signed and dated very nice work by Johnson Private Collection Stockholm, Sweden

Jagten *Havfruen* af AJB 1821 von Flensburgförd The Danish Yacht under sail at sea - Watercolor - 34 x 49 cm signed, inscribed with title and dated

Image of Johnson Painting

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 on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.


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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