Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
William H. Yorke
(British, 1847-1921) - Ship Portrait of the Swedish Barkentine
"Emanuel" 1889, the vessel under full sail at calm
sea off a costline near Liverpool with an Island and a Lighthouse
on the left, other shipping beyond - inscribed with the ship`s
name on a name flag and on the hull, signed lower right "W.H.
Yorke" and dated 1889 - Oil on canvas, old relining (first
half of the 20th C.), old inscription on the stretcher with information
about the vessel - 20 by 30 inch. (51 x 76,5 cm) - Private
Collection Maryland, USA
Note: As the inscription
on the original stretcher tells us the "Emanuel" stranded
near Skagen (Denmark) on March 7 in 1890 (the crew of 8 men was
saved). This is a typical fair weather ship portrait by the artist
with a very lively sea and bright execution of the barkentine.
by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
This is a typical and nice ship portrait by Yorke with a lively depicted ship
and sea. Here is a view without the frame:
and a close-up view of the ship only:
and an enlarged view of the bow of the vessel:
and a detail view of the ship`s back: