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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Old Margate Pier - Joseph Mallord William Turner - www.nautical-art.info
Old Margate Pier
Joseph Mallord William Turner
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 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 Battle between English and Dutch fleets - Isaac Sailmaker - www.nautical-art.info
A Battle between English and Dutch fleets
Isaac Sailmaker
A Barque In Distress Off A Rocky Coast - Nicolaas Riegen - www.nautical-art.info
A Barque In Distress Off A Rocky Coast
Nicolaas Riegen
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
Battleships at War Explosion - James Gale Tyler - www.nautical-art.info
Battleships at War Explosion
James Gale Tyler
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 Busy Day On The Canal - Johannes Frederik Hulk, Snr. - www.nautical-art.info
A Busy Day On The Canal
Johannes Frederik Hulk, Snr.
A Breezy Morning off Newport - Carlton Theodore  Chapman - www.nautical-art.info
A Breezy Morning off Newport
Carlton Theodore Chapman

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