Nautical art began in earnest as an art form at the dawn of this country as portraits- not of the sailors but of their vessels.

Created by portrait artists who turned from people to profiles of ships, the paintings were commissioned by captains, owners and shipbuilders interested in documenting their vessels.

Historically, nautical art has been about boats on the water. Early maritime painters focused on capturing a good likeness of the vessels but tended to miss the finer elements of the natural environment.

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Shipping on a River - Petrus Paulus Schiedges - www.nautical-art.info
Shipping on a River
Petrus Paulus Schiedges
Christopher Columbus 1451-1506 on board his caravel... - Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet - www.nautical-art.info
Christopher Columbus 1451-1506 on board his caravel...
Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet
Hunting Sea Creatures, plate 84 from Venationes Ferarum... - Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet - www.nautical-art.info
Hunting Sea Creatures, plate 84 from Venationes Ferarum...
Jan van der (Joannes Stradanus) Straet
The Midday Rest Sailors Yarning, 1906 - Henry Scott Tuke - www.nautical-art.info
The Midday Rest Sailors Yarning, 1906
Henry Scott Tuke
Ship at Sea, Sunset - Edward Moran - www.nautical-art.info
Ship at Sea, Sunset
Edward Moran
A Snowy Harbor View - Fritz Thaulow - www.nautical-art.info
A Snowy Harbor View
Fritz Thaulow
Battle of New Orleans - Jean-Hyacinthe Laclotte - www.nautical-art.info
Battle of New Orleans
Jean-Hyacinthe Laclotte
Panorama of London and the Thames, part two showing... - Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz Visscher - www.nautical-art.info
Panorama of London and the Thames, part two showing...
Nicolaes (Claes) Jansz Visscher
Sunbathing in the Dunes - Paul-Gustave Fischer - www.nautical-art.info
Sunbathing in the Dunes
Paul-Gustave Fischer
A Shipwreck In A Stormy Sea By The Coast - Claude-joseph Vernet - www.nautical-art.info
A Shipwreck In A Stormy Sea By The Coast
Claude-joseph Vernet
Hudson River, Logging - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
Hudson River, Logging
Winslow Homer
Docked Ship - Paul Signac - www.nautical-art.info
Docked Ship
Paul Signac

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