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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The Fighting 'Téméraire' tugged to her last Berth... - Joseph Mallord William Turner - www.nautical-art.info
The Fighting 'Téméraire' tugged to her last Berth...
Joseph Mallord William Turner
Around the Lighthouse - Edward Moran - www.nautical-art.info
Around the Lighthouse
Edward Moran
Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee - Rembrandt Van Rijn - www.nautical-art.info
Christ In The Storm On The Sea Of Galilee
Rembrandt Van Rijn
Shipping in Rough Seas - James E. Buttersworth - www.nautical-art.info
Shipping in Rough Seas
James E. Buttersworth
Clark Gayton, Admiral of the White - John Singleton Copley - www.nautical-art.info
Clark Gayton, Admiral of the White
John Singleton Copley
Jonah and the Whale illustration from a Bible - Matthaus, the Younger Merian - www.nautical-art.info
Jonah and the Whale illustration from a Bible
Matthaus, the Younger Merian
The Grand Canal with the Church of La Carità 1734... - Bernardo Canal - www.nautical-art.info
The Grand Canal with the Church of La Carità 1734...
Bernardo Canal
The Great Fire of London in 1666 - Lieve Verschuier - www.nautical-art.info
The Great Fire of London in 1666
Lieve Verschuier
Mountain Landscape with Watermill - Herman Herzog - www.nautical-art.info
Mountain Landscape with Watermill
Herman Herzog
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - Georges Seurat - www.nautical-art.info
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Georges Seurat
Ships at Sea   1 - Thomas Birch - www.nautical-art.info
Ships at Sea 1
Thomas Birch
1930 - Christopher Wood - www.nautical-art.info
1930
Christopher Wood

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