Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings

Kapitänsbild Reimers

Ship Portrait of the German Steamer *Anton von Kiel - Capt. E. Aereboe* at sea off Hong Kong 1890 - the steamer is shown in the Chinese Sea with two junks in the background - Oil on canvas on original stretcher, 53 by 77 cm (21 by 30 inch), with frame 65 x 88 cm (25 1/2 by 34 1/2 inch) - signed "Heinrich Reimers", dated 1890 and inscribed with title as shown above - cleaned, smaller areas with retouch only, in good condition, in the original frame - Oporto Collection Portugal

Note: Reimers was a Captain and Pilot himself and worked in Kiel as a ship portrait artist. The steamer "Anton" was owned by the shipping company "Sartori & Berger" in Kiel and was obviously used for coastal trade in Far East. This is a light color painting with a romantic touch in the sky and an interesting background. It represents a typical and well done ship portrait by this known artist.

Heinrich Reimers
(German, 1824-1895)
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Heinrich Reimers Ship Portrait
Heinrich Reimers (German, 1824-1895) - Portrait of the steamer "Anton of Kiel" in the Chinese Sea off Hong Kong -
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Being a seafarer and pilot himself Reimers had first hand experience with the Sea and the Ships. He started his artistic career in the 1850s, but most of his paintings date from 1880 until 1895. His output was limited to likely not more than about 500 well executed oilpaintings (and some watercolors) The artist is represented in several private collections and in many Maritime Museums, eg. in Rostock, Zingst, Stockholm, Hamburg-Altona, Troense, Kronborg Castle Elsinore, Gothenburg, Flensburg etc.