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Image of Yorke Painting

William H. Yorke (British, 1847-1921) attr. to - Ship Portrait of the Canadian Brigantine *Aeronaut* from Nova Scotia, painted ca. 1888 - the vessel is shown at sea off the Skerries reef (in the left background) - Oil on canvas - 60 x 90 cm (24 by 36 inch) North American Collection

Note: The Aeronaut flys the Canadian Merchant ensign with a crest in the middle of the red field. The crest, adopted in the mid 1880s, differentiates it from the British Merchant ensign however most Canadian vessels continued to use the standard British Merchant ensign. In size, composition, paint handling, the manner in which details of the ship are rendered and especially the reflection of the bow and stern in the water are all characteristic of W H Yorke. The wooden brigantine Aeronaut was built in 1886, Belliveau's Cove, Nova Scotia and measured 139.5 feet in length with 446 gross tonnage.


Ship Portrait of the "Aeronaut"
Ship Portrait of the Canadian Brigantine *Aeronaut* from Nova Scotia, painted ca. 1888 - unsigned - attributed to W.H. Yorke - Go back to the page for W.H. Yorke or to the Gallery.

Presented by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.


The Aeronaut flys the Canadian Merchant ensign with a crest in the middle of the red field. The crest, adopted in the mid 1880s, differentiates it from the British Merchant ensign however most Canadian vessels continued to use the standard British Merchant ensign. In size, composition, paint handling, the manner in which details of the ship are rendered and especially the reflection of the bow and stern in the water are all characteristic of W H Yorke. The wooden brigantine Aeronaut was built in 1886, Belliveau's Cove, Nova Scotia and measured 139.5 feet in length with 446 gross tonnage.

Here is an image of the painting without the frame:

Aeronaut from Nova Scotia

and an enlarged detail view of the bow with the Skerries reef in the background:

detail view of the Aeronaut