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We are looking for works by:

Laschke, August (German/British, 1815-1877) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Worked and lived in Sunderland and North Shields, Great Britain.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels
Oilpaintings starting at Euro 1.400 (Germany). 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).
Laschke started his artistic career in 1855 when he had moved to England. He mainly depicted German merchant vessels, his two sons Charles and Edwin adopted his style and took over the business in 1875. 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).

Examples of pictures by the artist (for illustration only):

Laschke, August
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
Image of Laschke Painting

Ship Portrait of the Bark DOLLY, Capt. H.L. Schultz 1870 The German vessel from Greifswald is shown under full sail off a coastline, a steamer in the background - Oil on canvas 51 x 76 cm (20 x 30 in.) signed "A. Lasczky" and inscribed with title The Werder Collection Germany

Note: The coastline in the background is most likely from the area around North Shields and can often be seen in the paintings by the Laschke family. Click here or on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright of the image is with the Werder Collection.

*Die Eiche von Rostock* Capt. Alb. Westendorff c. 1870 The German Brig under sail in a light swell 46 x 73 cm signed and inscribed with title along the bottom examine condition carefully - German Collection

*Europa* von Danzig, Capt. S. Zielke c. 1870 The German Barque under full sail off a coastline with other shipping in the distance 51 x 76 cm inscribed with title, not signed but definitely a Laschke - Private Collection Germany

*Mentor * von Barth, Capt. J. Lembke The German Brigantine under sail at sea 49 x 74 cm not signed, but definitely by Laschke Private Collection Berlin, Germany

*Minna* von Barth, Capt. O. Fischer 1871 The German Barque under full sail off the English coast 50 x 72 cm signed, inscribed with title and dated

Image of Laschke Painting

Ship Portrait of the German Bark *Pansewitz* von Barth, Capt. Joh. Wallis" ca. 1870, the vessel under full sail at sea with an unidentified coastline in the background - inscribed with titel at the bottom - Oil on canvas - 50 x 75 cm - good condition, not relined, original frame - the possession of a Private Collector in Berlin, Germany

Note: Although unsigned this is guaranteed to be a painting by August Laschke. As we know from the Register he did not always sign his works. Click here or on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Image of John Henry Mohrmann Painting

Ship Portrait of the German Brigg PARTISAN von Ribnitz, Capt. Alb. Köve c.1870 The vessel of Rostock under sail at sea with German steamer shipping beyond 50,5 x 76,5 cm (20 x 30 in.) signed " A.Lasczky" inscribed with title The Werder Collection Germany

Note: A typical work by the artist, who depicted in his ship portraits mainly vessels from the German Eastern Baltic coast. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright of the image is with the Werder Collection.

*Rudolf Ebel* 1865 Portrait of the German Schooner-Barque of Stettin off Gibraltar 61 x 100 cm signed and dated - The Werder Collection in Germany


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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