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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Loos, Henry (Belgian, 1871-1904) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Worked and lived in Antwerp, Belgium.
Ship Portraits, often with local background.
Offers are starting at Euro 1.500 (Continental Europe) or BP 900 (Great Britain) or $ 1,800 (in the USA). 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).
Apparently the younger son of John F. and brother of John, he produced a number of portraits of sailing vessels in a very smooth style and paid attention to every of the ship´s technical details. Quite often the vessel is depicted at sunny weather with the Belgian or Channel Coast in the background. 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 Henry Loos 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 Henry Loos:

Image of Henry Loos  Painting

Ship Portrait of the British Schooner-Brigg "Five Sisters" 1871, the vessel calling for a pilot in the English Channel, signed and dated, Oil on canvas, 53 x 77 cm, very good condition (mint), not relined, original gilt frame, one of a pair of paintings from the same captain, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: the typical signature of the artist is as follows:

, nearly all of his works are signed.

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

*Agnes Fletcher* 1890 – The English Brig off the Lizard – 53 x 77 cm – signed, dated and inscribed "Antwerp" - British Collection

*British Isles* 1904 – The English Barque in full sail at sea – 61 x 93 cm – signed, inscribed "Antwerp" and dated – examine condition very carefully

*Carrie Havey* 1899 – Portrait of the two–masted Schooner – 61 x 91 cm – signed and dated - American Collection

*Countess of Devon* 1904 – The English Barquetine at sea off the Eddystone Lighthouse – 60 x 90 cm – signed, inscribed "Antwerp" and dated

*Hind* 1870 – The English Topsail–Schooner under full sail off Vlissingen at sea – 51 x 77 cm – signed, inscribed "Antwerp" and dated – good condition

*Lindisfarne* 1892 – The English full–rigged Ship under Captain Norris passing Start Point – 63 x 96 cm – signed and dated - British Collection

*Miss Thornton* 1873 – The English Topsail–Schooner off the coast – 51 x 75 cm – signed and dated - British Collection

*Pearsons* 1873 – The English Topsail–Schooner off the coast – 53 x 77 cm – signed and dated – very good condition, not relined, original frame (one of a pair, see for Five Sisters) – Private Collection Northern Germany

*Roseola* 1879 – The English Topsail Schooner under full off Flushing – 53 x 77 cm – signed, inscribed "Antwerp" and dated

*Victoria* 1893 – The Norwegian Barque at sea with a light house and other shipping in the background – 66 x 96 cm – signed and dated

*William* 1904 – The English Barketine under full sail off the Channel coast with other shipping in the distance – 61 x 92 cm – signed and dated

*Unidentified* 1865 – An English Brig under sail off Kronborg Castle at sea – 50 x 74 cm – signed, inscribed "Copenhagen" and dated

*Name Difficult to Read* – Portrait of an American Brig under full sail – 44 x 64 cm – signed – The Property of an European Collector


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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