World Register of Ship Portraits 1780-1930 by Karsten Buchholz

 This index shows paintings in Private Collections and in the Art Trade.

Edgar, W.
(fl. 1898-1918), Australian, worked in Sydney and Newcastle (AUS) / Oilpaintings on canvas  
Ship Portrait

William Edgar (Australian, fl. 1898-1918) - Excellent Ship Portrait of the German Barque *Antuco* (of Hamburg) sailing to Australia, ca. 1900 - the vessel is shown under full sail at moderate sea off a Rock Headland with a light house and with two-masted vessel in the background - Oil on artist`s board - 48 by 62,5 cm (19 by 24 inch), with frame 62 x 76 cm (24 by 30 inch) - inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name and signed lower right "W. Edgar, Charlestown Studios, NSW - cleaned and in good condition - Private Collection, Memphis (TN), U.S.A.

Note: The large steel Barque "Antuco" (75 Meter Lenght, 1532 Tons) was built in 1892 by Blohm & Voss and owned by the Hamburg Shipping Company N.H.P. Schuldt. Captains in command were D. Thedens (1892), H.N. Spiess (1893-1900) and W. Kröger (1901-07). It was a highly appreciated ship by both the owners and captains & crew and many fast travels to Southern America and Australia were noted. In 1908 Antuco was sold to the Hamburg Shipping Company of 1896 and Capt. L. Müller was in command until 1912 when it was finally sold to Grimstad. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations

*Auldgirth* c. 1900 Portrait of the English Barque under full sail at sea with a coastline in the distance 41 x 61 cm signed and inscribed "Newcastle"
*Idomeneus* 1902 English Passenger Steamer passing the Sydney Heads 61 x 92 cm signed and dated nice work by Edgar - British Collection
*Sierra Lucena* The Schooner at sea 51 x 76 cm signed Private Collection in Great Britain