John Henry Mohrmann (American, 1857-1916) - Ship Portrait of the North German Lloyd Ocean Liner "Konig Albert" 1910 - Go back to Marine Art Sale Category - Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.
Presented by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
An enlarged view with the bow of the vessel and five-masted ship in the background:
and a super detail view of the vessel with the passengers on board (quite detailled depicted):
and a photo of back and the signature where the careful and lively execution of the water can be seen as well:
On the foremast the old ensign of Bremen is shown while on the second mast the ensign of the shipping company is set:
As you can see on our Index pages for John Henry Mohrmann, the artist is well known for his high quality ship portraits of sailing vessel and especially of steamers at the end of the 19th Century, the turn of the century and the first years of the 20th Century. His best works are usually executed in the large size of 60 by 100 cm and he is widely admired for his impressive depiction of the vessels, his sophisticated handling of the sea and his friendly, often light colors. His paintings are not only highly decorative, they are often also of historical importance. This work respresent a period where travelling on the sea with beautiful and powerful Ocean Liners reached its first peak - before the Titanic diseaster two years later and the outbreak of World War I four years later.