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Marine Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Painting

We are looking for works by:

Leitner, Heinrich (Austrian-German, 1842-1913) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in Hamburg, Germany
Marine Art and Seascapes, Coastal and Harbor Scenes, Sailing Vessels, a few Historical Maritime Subjects also
Starting at Euro 750 (Continent). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Heinrich Leitner was born 1842 in Vienna, Austria and sailed as a young man for eight years on merchant sailing ships. From 1864 until 1869 he was the master student of the marine artist of Anton Melbye in Hamburg. In the following years he travelled extensively and visited Scandinavia, the Mediterranean (Italy, Turkey, Greece etc.) and South America. He exhibited his works from 1868 on in Vienna, in Hamburg and on the World Exhibition 1873. Later he was the teacher of the two marine artists Carl Becker and Alfred Jensen in Hamburg. His works are usually executed in the tradition of the 19th Century marine artist as featured by Anton Melbye and Franz Hünten (or in the USA by Edward Moran) and often show romantic scenes (see example below).
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine paintings by Heinrich Leitner 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 Heinrich Leitner:

Image of Leitner Marine Painting

Marine Painting with a Brig in the North Sea at evening light 1872 in the background two three-masted sailing ships in combat and some other vessels in the background Oil on canvas 16 3/4 by 30 1/2 inch (42,5 x 77,5 cm) signed lower left: "H. Leitner" and dated 1872 good condition, in a 19th Century bird`s eye frame - Private Collection, New Jersey, USA

Note: This painting with the romantic atmosphere is a typical and well executed work from his Oeuvre with interesting sunset light effects on the water and on the starboard side of the Brig. It is possible that it shows an incident from the Danish-Prussian War in 1864, when the Danish forces fighted in the Northern Sea against the Prussian-Austrian fleet. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.


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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