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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Alfred, W. L. or W. S. (British/French, active 1879-90) - Mainly Oilpaintings, some Watercolors and Gouaches
Worked first in Sunderland (GB), but moved then to Dunkirk (France).
Ship Portraits, by sailing vessels and steamers
Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting). We never noticed a work on the American market so far.
His most productive time was in Dunkirk, where he lived in the 1880s. Some of his works tend to be a little naiv, on the other side his best works are of a quality like the works by Henry Loos or John Loos. His pictures appear occasionally on the art market and his ouevre was smaller than of the Loos brothers. Information about the artist and his oeuvre can be found also in our books "Ship Portrait Artists" and "World Register of Ship Portraits Edition 1999/2000" (coming in spring 1999).
The FineArtEmporium might be interested in the direct purchase or brokerage of fine works by this artist. Please refer to our page "Contact" and send an e-mail to bais(at) with the information requested there. You will receive an answer usually within 48-72 hours (up to a week in rare cases).

Example of pictures by the artist:

Alfred, W.L. or W.S.
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade from our World Register of Ship Portraits
*Assel* 1885 – The Barque of Antwerp under full sail off a coast and under shortened sails in stormy seas (two Oilpaintings – a pair) – each 63 x 98 cm – signed and dated – no illustration available

*Crindau* 1883 – Portrait of the English Steamer with auxiliary sails set under full speed at sea – Oil on canvas – 62 x 92 cm – signed, inscribed "Dunkirk" and dated

*Earl of Zetland* 1884 – The English full–rigged Ship under sail entering a harbour – 60 x 90 cm – signed, inscribed "Dunkirk" and dated – no illustration available

*Marie* 1884 – The German Barque of Apenrade at sea with a coastline beyond – 60 x 100 cm – signed and dated

Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings are only shown as examples of works by the artist and are NOT for sale. If you are interested to check paintings available for purchase please refer to our For Sale Category. Thank you

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