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De Simone, Tomaso (Italian, active c.1858-1871) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in Naples, Italy.
Ship Portraits of mainly British Sailing Vessels and War Ships
Prices starting at Euro 1.500 (Continental Europe). 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).
The progenitor of the well known De Simone family from Naples. He used light Mediterranean colors and often added the Vesuvius and the Bay of Naples in the background. Although the overall impression is usually rather nice it was not his strength to depict each detail of the vessels. In contrast to the later members of the family who worked mainly in Gouache, he preferred oilpaintings and usually signed them with his full name or "T. De Simone". Information about the artist can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists" .
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works by Tomaso De Simone 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 pictures by Tomaso De Simone (portraits of war ships are not included):

De Simone, Tomaso
Known Oilpaintings in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Baron Ardrossan* – The two–masted Steamer with auxiliary sails set in the Bay of Naples – 58 x 104 cm – signed - Private Collection Great Britain

*Flower of Yarrow* 1870 – The English Schooner Yacht of the Royal Yacht Squadron at calm sea in the Bay of Naples and in a gale (two paintings – a pair) – each 45 x 66 cm – signed and dated – good condition - British Collection

*John Williamson* Capt. Young leaving the Bay of Naples 1871 – English Barquetine – 44 x 69 cm – signed, inscribed and dated

*Sparkling Foam* 1869 – The English Barquentine sailing at calm sea into the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond - Oil on canvas – 46 x 65 cm – signed "De Simone" and dated - well executed painting in good condition - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Unidentified* 1862 – An English Yawl in the Bay of Naples and a Ketch and a Schooner by moonlight (two paintings) – each 46 x 66 cm – one signed and dated – good condition - Private Collection Great Britain


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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