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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'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 Battle between English and Dutch fleets - Isaac Sailmaker - www.nautical-art.info
A Battle between English and Dutch fleets
Isaac Sailmaker
A Boat in the Waters off Capri - John Singer Sargent - www.nautical-art.info
A Boat in the Waters off Capri
John Singer Sargent
Bermuda - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
Bermuda
Winslow Homer
A British Man of War Before the Rock of Gibraltar - Thomas Whitcombe - www.nautical-art.info
A British Man of War Before the Rock of Gibraltar
Thomas Whitcombe
A Barque In Distress Off A Rocky Coast - Nicolaas Riegen - www.nautical-art.info
A Barque In Distress Off A Rocky Coast
Nicolaas Riegen
A Kiss - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - www.nautical-art.info
A Kiss
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
Girls In A Boat - Claude Oscar Monet - www.nautical-art.info
Girls In A Boat
Claude Oscar Monet
The Landing of the Vikings illustration from This Country... - A.C. Michael - www.nautical-art.info
The Landing of the Vikings illustration from This Country...
A.C. Michael
Cloucester Harbor - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
Cloucester Harbor
Winslow Homer
A Breton Laundress - Jules (Adolphe Aime Louis) Breton - www.nautical-art.info
A Breton Laundress
Jules (Adolphe Aime Louis) Breton
Battleships at War Explosion - James Gale Tyler - www.nautical-art.info
Battleships at War Explosion
James Gale Tyler

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