Image of Leitner Marine Painting

Marine Painting with a Brig in the North Sea at evening light 1872 in the background two three-masted sailing ships in combat and some other vessels in the background Oil on canvas 16 3/4 by 30 1/2 inch (42,5 x 77,5 cm) signed lower left: "H. Leitner" and dated 1872 in good condition (clean and well varnished, relined, professional inpaint mainly at the margins, slight wear mainly at the margins), 19th Century bird`s eye frame - Private Collection, USA

Note: After eight years at sea Heinrich Leitner was 1864-69 the master student of Anton Melbye and became a well known 19th Century Marine Artist in Germany. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

Leitner, Heinrich (Austrian-German : Vienna 1842 - Hamburg 1913)
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Heinrich Leitner (Austrian-German, 1842-1913) - Marine Painting with a Brig in the North Sea at evening light 1872 - Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

Heinrich Leitner was born 1842 in Vienna, Austria and sailed as a young man for eight years on merchant sailing ships. From 1864 until 1869 he was the master student of the famous marine painting Anton Melbye in Hamburg, Germany. In the following years he travelled extensively and visited Scandinavia, the Mediterranean (Italy, Turkey, Greece etc.) and South America. He exhibited his works from 1868 on in Vienna, in Hamburg and on the World Exhibition 1873. Later he was the teacher of the two marine artists Carl Becker and Alfred Jensen in Hamburg. His works can be found in several private collection and in Museums, eg. in the Kunsthalle Hamburg. This painting with the romantic atmosphere is a typical and well executed work from his Oeuvre with interesting sunset light effects on the water and on the starboard side of the Brig. It is possible that it shows an incident from the Danish-Prussian War in 1864, when the Danish forces fighted in the Northern Sea against the Prussian-Austrian fleet. Here is a view without the frame:

and a close-up view of the ship only:

and an enlarged view of the bow of the vessel (with reflections from the light of a spot):