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We are looking for works by:

Dahl, Jorgen Hagebart Esbern (Danish, 1825-1890) - Oilpaintings on canvas and a few Gouaches
Worked and lived in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels and Steamers, often with one of the three backgrounds mentioned above.
Oilpaintings (on canvas) are starting at Euro 800 (Continental Europe), gouache pictures (on paper) also less. A large oilpainting can also be worth some thousand Euros conditional on what is on it and how it looks like. As with all marine paintings prices depend very much on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your painting (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Being a seafarer before, he seriously started his career as a ship portrait artist in 1876 in Copenhagen. His sophisticated style includes an accurate view of the ship and an accomplished handling of the sea. He used to show landmarks in the background, e.g. Skagen with the lighthouse, Kronborg Castle or the Cliffs of Dover. His output was limited to less than 1000 paintings. Information about the artist and his oeuvre can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists".
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works by this artist and can pay a good price. Please refer to our page "Contact" and send an e-mail to with the information requested there. You will receive an answer usually within 48-72 hours (up to a week in rare cases).

Example of a picture by the artist:

Image of Dahl Painting

Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Janet af Kastrup, Capt. Christensen 1881", the vessel shown under full sail off Skagen Lighthouse with other shipping beyond, signed, dated and inscribed, Gouache, 45 x 60 cm, very good condition, original frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: the typical signature of the artist is as follows: , the inscription with the ship`s and captain`s name is written in a different style.

Dahl, Jorgen Hagebart Esbern
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Bien* 1872 – The Danish Topsail–Schooner under full sail passing Kronborg Castle – Gouache – 48 x 63 cm – signed and dated - Danish Collection

*Hansa* – The English Paddle Steamer in heavy seas with other shipping beyond – Oil on canvas – 57 x 87 cm – good condition - German Collection

*Henriette* 1888 – The Danish Brigantine at sea off Skagen lighthouse – Oil on canvas – 55 x 74 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection Germany

*H.P. Prior* 1878 – The Danish Paddle Steamer off the coast with Kronborg Castle beyond oil on canvas – 63 x 94 cm – signed and dated

Ship Portrait of the Danish steamer *Kobenhavn* under sail and steam off Skagen lighthouse 1883 - the transition steamer is shown at good wether off the Skagen light ship and light house - Oil on canvas, 60 by 90 cm (24 by 36 inch), with frame 75 x 105 cm (29 1/2 by 41 inch) - signed and dated lower left "J. Dahl 1883" and inscribed on the bow with the ship`s name - good condition and bright colors, original frame - Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: An impressive portrait of the large, threemasted steamship with an interesting background (Skagen is the place where the Northern Sea / Atlantic meets the Baltic Sea). This painting furthermore convinces with a realistic water, a detailled execution of the ship and interesting contrasts and colors in the sky (with a romantic touch). For more information about Jorgen Dahl please refer also to our publication "Ship Portrait Artists". Show me larger color illustrations

*Shotton* 1883 – The British Steamer with auxiliary sails off the coast – Oil on canvas – 60 x 90 cm – signed and dated – good condition, original frame

*Skelis* af Rönne, C. Schou Capt. 1881 – The Danish Barque at sea off Skagen lighthouse and lightship with other shipping beyond – oil on canvas – 60 x 84 cm – signed, dated and inscribed - Private Collection in Germany

*Tana* 1882 – The English Steamer with auxiliary sails set at sea with the coast and Kronborg Castle in the background– Oil on canvas – 61 x 91 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection in Germany

*Union* 1876 – The Danish Steamer at sea off the Skagen lighthouse– Oil on canvas – 63 x 95 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection in Germany

*Unidentified* 1873 – The Danish Barque at sea with Kronborg Castle in the background – Oil on canvas – 45 x 65 cm – signed and dated – poor condition


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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