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This Fine Painting Has Been Sold. Thank You!
 
AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP
OIL ON CANVAS
20th Cent.

 

 
 
 
Oil on canvas                                                 20th Century
Unframed 24" L x 12"                                  Framed 32" x 20"
Signed F. Thomas B (illegible)                    LR                                      
 
 
Presented is a classic painting of an unidentified extreme barque rigged clipper ship under full sails. She is sailing close to the wind, gracefully cutting through medium seas with a "bone in her teeth". There are a large number of other sailing vessels in the background  so that she is likely approaching a major port. From the truck of her main and fore mast fly two pennants, one of which is likely the House Flag, and the other a "homing pennant". A U.S. ensign with thirty stars, fly's from her mizzen. 
 
The sky is a brilliant blue with many fair weather clouds. A truly majestic ship done in the ship portrait style of the 1850's. On the lower right, it is signed F. Thomas "B" which then become illegible. A heavy custom wood and gilded frame is included. The condition of the painting is excellent and shows a great deal of crackleure.
                    Sweeping Aft Section
                    Graceful Bow
                          Back of painting
 
SHIP PORTRAITS were done by master painters of many nationalities and provide a lasting remembrance of a romantic and beautiful period of ocean commerce. Some of the better known American painters who recorded this period of our history were James and Thomas Butterworth, Antonio Jacobsen, Fitz Hugh Lane, John Stobart and William Stubbs to mention only a few.
 
There were numerous other artists who painted  portraits of vessels throughout Europe and the Orient. Many did not sign their works. Some of these paintings like the Chinese and Italian School were somewhat flat in their style, and more simply executed than European and American artists. Frequently the ships and landscapes in the backgrounds gave an indication of where they were painted. The paintings may have age crackles in their varnish, and many of them are in poor condition requiring restoration. 
 
 
 
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A ship portrait in the classic style of an American Clipper Ship approaching port. 

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