Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
 




Image of Roberto painting

Luigi Roberto (Italian, fl. 1874-1891) - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Transition Steamer "SS Freja (of) Stockhlom (sic) 1887" the vessel with auxiliary sails set in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond (hardly visible) Gouache 41 x 58 cm (16 1/8 x 22 7/8 in.) signed, inscribed and dated "L. Roberto, Napoli 1887" good condition (the background partly faded, traces of the age), passepartout, modern gold frame - The Baltic Sea Collection

Note: Luigi Roberto is - beside of the De Simone Family - the best known Ship Portrait Artist who worked in Naples and produced detailled portraits of the sail or steam vessels and yachts, which visited this Italian port. The Gouache technique is typical for the Italian ship portraits of this period and in contrast to watercolors the appearance of Gouaches is brighter and the colors are opaque. Photo Copyright.

Presented by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.

Roberto Ship Portrait
Roberto, Luigi (Italian, fl. 1874-1891) - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Transition Steamer "SS Freja (of) Stockhlom (sic) 1887" - Go back to the Roberto page or the Gallery or the Baltic Sea Collection



And here is a total view of the painting with the passepartout and frame:

and here is a detail image of the midship with the seafarers and the commander (upstairs) - picture is slightly too dark:


and here you can see another enlarged detail of the sea with the signature:

and an enlarged detail of the sails on the foremast with the houseflag of the shipping company - picture is slightly too dark: