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 river landscape with fishermen drawing in a net - Jan Coelenbier - www.nautical-art.info
A river landscape with fishermen drawing in a net
Jan Coelenbier
Edystone Lighthouse engraved by Henry Roberts (fl.1762)... - (after) Winstanley, Henry - www.nautical-art.info
Edystone Lighthouse engraved by Henry Roberts (fl.1762)...
(after) Winstanley, Henry
Launch at Deptford Dockyard, c.1750 (detail) - John the Elder Cleveley - www.nautical-art.info
Launch at Deptford Dockyard, c.1750 (detail)
John the Elder Cleveley
The Retinue of Orestes, costumes for 'Andromache' by... - Philippe Chery - www.nautical-art.info
The Retinue of Orestes, costumes for 'Andromache' by...
Philippe Chery
Henrietta Villa, Point Piper, home of Captain John... - Richard Read - www.nautical-art.info
Henrietta Villa, Point Piper, home of Captain John...
Richard Read
Advertisement for Cannes, printed by Draeger, 1930 - Georges Goursat Sem - www.nautical-art.info
Advertisement for Cannes, printed by Draeger, 1930
Georges Goursat Sem
How Indians Catch fish, from Hariot's A Briefe and... - John White - www.nautical-art.info
How Indians Catch fish, from Hariot's A Briefe and...
John White
A hajóhíd a Lánchíd épül? pilléreivel, 1843 - Miklos Barabas - www.nautical-art.info
A hajóhíd a Lánchíd épül? pilléreivel, 1843
Miklos Barabas

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