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 Three Masted Ship in Port - Eugène Boudin - www.nautical-art.info
A Three Masted Ship in Port
Eugène Boudin
A Cloudy Day - Alfred Thompson Bricher - www.nautical-art.info
A Cloudy Day
Alfred Thompson Bricher
A Chinese Junk - George Chinnery - www.nautical-art.info
A Chinese Junk
George Chinnery
A Storm - William Trost Richards - www.nautical-art.info
A Storm
William Trost Richards
A Morning Walk - John Singer Sargent - www.nautical-art.info
A Morning Walk
John Singer Sargent
A Squall from Northwest - Eugène Boudin - www.nautical-art.info
A Squall from Northwest
Eugène Boudin
A Brisk Breeze - Willem van de, the Younger Velde - www.nautical-art.info
A Brisk Breeze
Willem van de, the Younger Velde
Adieu - Alfred Guillou - www.nautical-art.info
Adieu
Alfred Guillou
Moonlight - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
Moonlight
Winslow Homer
Centaur Watching Fish, 1878 - Arnold Böcklin - www.nautical-art.info
Centaur Watching Fish, 1878
Arnold Böcklin
'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light, 1855 - William Bradford - www.nautical-art.info
'Dashing Wave' clipper ship off Boston Light, 1855
William Bradford
A Basket of Clams - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
A Basket of Clams
Winslow Homer

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