Maps, Ships and Architecture

Marine Paintings

MARINE PAINTING COLLECTION

Written and Edited by F. Carrington Weems II
Artwork Owned by F. Carrington Weems II
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EL OCCIDENTE
(MORGAN LINE FREIGHTER)

Antonio Jacobson was born in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1850.  After having studied realism at the RoyalAcademy in Copenhagen, he moved to America to avoid being drafted into the Franco-Prussian War (1871).  He lived in New York City as a safe decorator and within a few years, he began painting portraits of ships that were in the Old Dominion Steamship Line.  Between 1876 and 1919, the prolific painter executed more than 5,900 portraits of vessels ranging from freighters, steamships, sailing vessels, schooners and yachts.

EL OCCIDENTE MORGAN LINE FREIGHTER)

Oil on Board, 27 ½ x 42 inches, 1911

THE PRINCE FLAGSHIP
CHARLES II’S BATTLEFLEET

The scene is of The Prince bound east in the English Channel during the 1670’s.  The wind is southerly and all three First Rate ships are close-hauled on the starboard tack.  Ahead of The Prince is St. Michael.  Off the port quarter of The Prince is the venerable Sovereign of the Seas.

All three ships fly the flags of the Squadron of the Red.  The Red Ensign is flown astern on each ship.  The Prince flies the Union Jack from the mizzen, the British Royal Standard from the main, and the commander’s pennant and the Flag of the Lord High Admiral from the fore.  She also carries, as do the other two First Rates, the Union Jack from the spritsail topmast.

The St. Michael flies the flag of the Vice Admiral of the Red Squadron from the fore and the pennant of the Red Squadron from the mizzen.

The Sovereign of the Seas flies the flag of the Rear Admiral of the Red Squadron from the mizzen and the pennant of the Red Squadron from the fore.

All three ships were First Rates meaning that they carried from 90 to 100+ guns and were among the most heavily armed vessels of the British Navy.  The flagship, Prince, with the Lord High Admiral aboard, is off Beachy Head and the southern coast of England can be seen in the distance astern of Prince reaching toward the Port of Brighton.

PRINCE FLAGSHIP

Oil on Canvas framed in 22 carat gold, By Jeff Eldredge, 30” x 40”

UNCATENA

UNCATENA

Oil on Canvas by Jeff Eldredge, 1982

THE BATTLE OF SAN DOMINGO

THE BATTLE OF SAN DOMINGO

Oil on Canvas by Thomas Lyde Hornbrook, Official Marine Painter to Queen Victoria, Painted in 1831

SHIP OF THE LINE
THIRD RATER
(WATERCOLOR)

SHIP OF THE LINE

SHIP OF THE LINE

CLIPPER IN A STORM
(WATERCOLOR)

CLIPPER IN A STORM

CLIPPER IN A STORM

CLIPPER SHIP I

Oil on Canvas, By H. Howe

Oil on Canvas, By H. Howe

CLIPPER SHIP II

Oil on Canvas, By H. Howe

Oil on Canvas, By H. Howe

WORK BOATS

Oil on Canvas, By Van Hier, 19th Century

Oil on Canvas, By Van Hier, 19th Century

SHIP THERMOPOLAE – BRITISH

Contemporary Oil on Canvas, Ship portrait of clipper, By Barns

Contemporary Oil on Canvas, Ship portrait of clipper, By Barns

SMALL WORK SCHOONER

Oil on Canvas, By H. Howe

Oil on Canvas, By H. Howe

“THE ROVER” CLIPPER

Contemporary Oil on Canvas, by Jeff Eldredge

Contemporary Oil on Canvas, by Jeff Eldredge

“AMERICA”
SCHOONER YACHT

Oil on Canvas, By Barns

Oil on Canvas, By Barns

AN ENCOUNTER
BETWEEN TWO FRENCH SHIPS AND ONE BRITISH SHIP

Oil on Canvas, Attributed to Thomas Luny, 1780 – 1840

Oil on Canvas, Attributed to Thomas Luny, 1780 – 1840

“EMERALD”
A WESTERN OCEAN PACKET SHIP

 Oil on Canvas, By “W. W.” a pen name used by R. B. Spencer.  He was so prolific that he used “W.W.” to sell more paintings.  “See extraordinary eastward passage of the Emerald.”  The Jewel Shipping Line out of Boston, MA; 359 Tons, 110 Long, Beam 27”, 1824


Oil on Canvas, By “W. W.” a pen name used by R. B. Spencer. He was so prolific that he used “W.W.” to sell more paintings. “See extraordinary eastward passage of the Emerald.” The Jewel Shipping Line out of Boston, MA; 359 Tons, 110 Long, Beam 27”, 1824

A CARGO VESSEL

Oil on Canvas; A three masted fully rigged ship off South Shields, Northeast England where it was probably built.  Bought at action.  Provenance: The shipping offices of owners directly to action house.  Painted by John Scott.  Outstanding large size – approximately 30” x 40”.  Circa 1849.

Oil on Canvas; A three masted fully rigged ship off South Shields, Northeast England where it was probably built. Bought at auction. Provenance: The shipping offices of owners directly to auction house. Painted by John Scott. Outstanding large size – approximately 30” x 40”. Circa 1849.

ELIZABETH PALMER

Oil on Canvas; Five masted schooner used to transport lumber from Carolinas to Nantucket with Nantucket Shoals Lightshid by Samuel F. M. Badger, Circa 1909, 26” x 38”

Oil on Canvas; Five masted schooner used to transport lumber from Carolinas to Nantucket with Nantucket Shoals Lightshid by Samuel F. M. Badger, Circa 1909, 26” x 38”

SPANISH GALLEON IN THE GULF

Oil on Canvas by Tim Thompson, 16” x 20”

Oil on Canvas by Tim Thompson, 16” x 20”

SEA DUTY
THE BATTLESHIP TEXAS
DEPARTING FROM NEW YORK

Oil on Canvas by James Flood, 1938, 25” x 37”

Oil on Canvas by James Flood, 1938, 25” x 37”

YACHT “VARUNA”
IN CALM SEAS OFF ITALY

By Antonio De Simone, 1907

By Antonio De Simone, 1907

YACHT “VARUNA”
IN ROUGH SEAS OFF ITALY

By Antonio De Simone; 1907

By Antonio De Simone; 1907

A BLACK HULL “BARK”

Oil on Canvas; Signed by Egide Linnig (Belgian); Antwerp, 1858.  Two years before he died, October 13, 1860. Born: August 25, 1821 Shown: India House; New York, NY; NSA: National Sheepvaart Museum; Antwerp ONR: Office of Naval Records; Washington, D.C.; Photo: P. M. Peabody Museum; Boston, MA; PMM: Penobscot Marine Museum, Seasport, Maine

Oil on Canvas; Signed by Egide Linnig (Belgian); Antwerp, 1858. Two years before he died, October 13, 1860.
Born: August 25, 1821
Shown: India House; New York, NY; NSA: National Sheepvaart Museum; Antwerp
ONR: Office of Naval Records; Washington, D.C.; Photo: P. M. Peabody Museum; Boston, MA; PMM: Penobscot Marine Museum, Searsport, Maine

TRANSITION FROM SAIL
TO STEAM

Ship name unknown, Oil on Canvas by Joseph Witham of Liverpool, England, UK; Circa 1875; Died 1880

Ship name unknown, Oil on Canvas by Joseph Witham of Liverpool, England, UK; Circa 1875; Died 1880

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