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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Centaur Watching Fish, 1878 - Arnold Böcklin - www.nautical-art.info
Centaur Watching Fish, 1878
Arnold Böcklin
A Battle between English and Dutch fleets - Isaac Sailmaker - www.nautical-art.info
A Battle between English and Dutch fleets
Isaac Sailmaker
Bermuda - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
Bermuda
Winslow Homer
A Barque In Distress Off A Rocky Coast - Nicolaas Riegen - www.nautical-art.info
A Barque In Distress Off A Rocky Coast
Nicolaas Riegen
'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 Kiss - Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - www.nautical-art.info
A Kiss
Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
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 Bomschuit On The Beach - Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch - www.nautical-art.info
A Bomschuit On The Beach
Jan Hendrik Weissenbruch
Girls In A Boat - Claude Oscar Monet - www.nautical-art.info
Girls In A Boat
Claude Oscar Monet
Cloucester Harbor - Winslow Homer - www.nautical-art.info
Cloucester Harbor
Winslow Homer
A Calm Day on the Scheldt - Edward William Cooke - www.nautical-art.info
A Calm Day on the Scheldt
Edward William Cooke
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

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