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We are looking for works by:

Jensen, Prof. Alfred (German, 1859-1935) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Worked and lived in Hamburg, Germany.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels and Steamers ( pre 1900), Seascapes.
His ship portraits in oil are starting at Euro 800 (Continental Europe), his seascapes in oil are starting at Euro 400 (Europe). Prices depend 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).
A very productive marine artist who in his early years (pre 1900) painted a few ship portraits on a commission basis, mainly German sailing vessels or steamers. Information about the artist and his oeuvre can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists".
The FineArtEmporium might be interested in the direct purchase of fine SHIP PORTRAITS by this artist (NO Seascapes and Marine paintings !). 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). Please see below what is a Ship Portrait (a broadside view of a NAMED vessel).

Example of a picture by Alfred Jensen:

Image of Jensen Painting

Ship Portrait of the German Steamer "Paula Blumberg" 1907, the steamer from Hamburg is shown off Heligoland with a German sailing vessel in the background, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 57 x 85 cm, very good condition, not relined, original gilt frame (Art Noveau Design), the possession of a Private Collector in Bremen, Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with bright colors, a realistic sea and decorative background elements. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Jensen, Prof. Alfred
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

Postdampfer *Adolph Woermann* 1892–1894 Capt. A. Dücker – The German Mail Steamer of Hamburg with auxiliary sail set at sea – 48 x 72 cm – signed, inscribed with title and dated "1894" – good condition (canvas laid down on board) - Private Collection in Germany

Kapitänsbild P-Liner Pisagua Alfred Jensen

Large Ship Portrait of the *Hamburger Viermaster Pisagua - geführt von Capt. E. Bahlke* off a coastline 1893 - the four-masted Bark and Flying P-Liner is shown under full sail at sea with other shipping and a white cliffs headland on the right - Oil on canvas, 61 by 91 cm (24 by 36 inch), with frame 94 x 120 cm (37 by 47 inch) - signed lower left, inscribed with title and ship`s name also mentioned on the bow and in a flag - Private Collection

Note: The painting is housed in a monumental and partly real gilted gesso frame which is the original frame. This representative frame has small chips in a few places but is otherwise in good condition. The painting has been preserved in the family of Capt. Bahlke from 1893 until early 2007. It has never been cleaned or restored when being in the family and showed a thick layer of dirt and yellowed varnish as well as a small tear in the middle and inconsistence of paint in the lower right and upper left area. It has now carefully been cleaned and restored. This early P-Liner portrait can be considered as an unusual and remarkable well done work by the young Jensen. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium * Show me larger color illustrations *

*Preussen* 1902 – The famous German five–masted full–rigged Ship at sea shown as a portrait – 80 x 121 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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