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We are looking for works by:

Fannen, John (Scottish/British, active c.1880-1902) - Oilpaintings on canvas, also Gouaches, Watercolours
Lived and worked in Peterhead, Scotland and Sunderland, Great Britain.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels (often Schooners) and Steamers
Offers for his oils are starting at BP 800 (Great Britain) or Euro 1.100 (Continental Europe). His watercolors and gouaches are offered at lower amounts already. 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).
Fannen mainly portrayed English or Scottish sailing vessels (but also a few foreign ships), the vessels name can be seen on a banner or at the bow. 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 John Fannen 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).

Examples of pictures by John Fannen:

Fannen, John
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade- Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Anne Jones* c. 1880 – The English Topsail Schooner under full sail at sea – Oil on canvas – 41 x 61 cm – not signed, but well attributed

*Cautious* 1902 – The English Ship off the South Coast – Oil on canvas – 46 x 61 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Comet* 1888 – Portrait of the English Barquentine under full sail off a coastline with other shipping beyond – Oil on canvas – 48 x 76 cm – signed and dated

*Earl of Dumfries* 1895 – The English Paddle Steamer at sea with other shipping beyond – Oil on canvas – 51 x 84 cm – signed and dated – very good condition and in the original frame - Private Collection Great Britain

*Helen Newton* 1880 – The English two–masted Steamer with auxiliary sails set at sea – Gouache – 47 x 81 cm – signed and dated

*Lilian* 1889 – English Schooner at sea in a central profile view – Oil on canvas – 48 x 75 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection Great Britain

*Northern Light* 1898 – The English Brigantine under full sail at sea calling for a pilot, other shipping in the distance – Oil on canvas – 50 x 75 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection in Germany

*Peel* 1882 – Portrait of the English Pierhead Boat – Watercolor and Gouache – 39 x 56 cm – signed and dated – Private Collection Great Britain

*Planet* 1895 – The English three–masted Schooner under sail off a rocky coast with a lighthouse – 50 x 76 cm – signed and dated – German Collection

*Tongoy* 1897 – The English Barque under full sails off a coastline – Oil on canvas – 51 x 76 cm – signed with initials "J.F." and dated

*Verdandi* of Gothenburg 1892 – Portrait of the Swedish Steamer with sails in a heavy sea - Oil on canvas – 53 x 89 cm – signed "J. Fannen" and dated – Private Collection Sweden


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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