Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings

Charles Shlee Ship Portrait

Charles Slee (Shlee) - Portrait of the British Brig *Thomas Chalmers commanded by James Duncan of Dundee* - the vessel is shown entering Riga under full sail - watercolor, pen and ink on stretched canvas - signed l/c "From Charles Shlee Ship Drawer at Riga 1850" and inscribed with title to scale - 51 x 66 cm (20 x 26 inch) - in the original birdeye`s maple veneered frame - North American Collection

Note: The wooden 197 ton Brig *Thomas Chalmers* was built in St Martins, New Brunswick, Canada in 1847 and registered at St John, New Brunswick on June 26th, 1847. It was sold to James Duncan of Dundee, Scotland and registered at Dundee in 1847. Pictures by this Riga based artist are quite rare and this is a nice example of his work.

Charles Shlee - Portrait of the Brig *Thomas Chalmers* from Dundee - James Duncan Commander 1850 - signed and incribed in the lower center section - watercolor on canvas - Go back to the Gallery

Presented by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.

Here is a detail view with the waterfront of Riga:

and a photo of the painting in the frame: