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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A Small Canal in Venice - Eugène Boudin - www.nautical-art.info
A Small Canal in Venice
Eugène Boudin
A Boating Party - John Singer Sargent - www.nautical-art.info
A Boating Party
John Singer Sargent
A Beached Brig - Edward William Cooke - www.nautical-art.info
A Beached Brig
Edward William Cooke
A Morning Dip - Paul-Gustave Fischer - www.nautical-art.info
A Morning Dip
Paul-Gustave Fischer
My Dress Hangs There - Frida Kahlo - www.nautical-art.info
My Dress Hangs There
Frida Kahlo
A Busy Port - Hermann Meyerheim - www.nautical-art.info
A Busy Port
Hermann Meyerheim
50-gun Frigate HMS Arethusa 1876 - William Frederick Mitchell - www.nautical-art.info
50-gun Frigate HMS Arethusa 1876
William Frederick Mitchell
Beach - Vincent Van Gogh - www.nautical-art.info
Beach
Vincent Van Gogh
Ship off a Stormy Coast - Mauritz F. H. de Haas - www.nautical-art.info
Ship off a Stormy Coast
Mauritz F. H. de Haas
A Corner of the Deauville Basin - Eugène Boudin - www.nautical-art.info
A Corner of the Deauville Basin
Eugène Boudin
Atlantic Roll - David James - www.nautical-art.info
Atlantic Roll
David James
Pastoral Capriccio with the Arch of Constantinople - Claude Lorrain (Gellee) - www.nautical-art.info
Pastoral Capriccio with the Arch of Constantinople
Claude Lorrain (Gellee)

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