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We are looking for works by:

Melbye, Anton Daniel Hermann (Danish, 1818-1875) - Oilpaintings on canvas, Pencil Drawings
Lived and worked in Kopenhagen (Denmark), Hamburg (Germany) and Paris (France)
Marine Art and Seascapes, Coastal and Harbor Scenes, Sailing Vessels, Topographical Subjects, rarely also Ship Portraits
Starting at DKR 6.000 (Denmark) or 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).
Anton Melbye is the oldest of the three Melbye brothers (the others were Vilhelm and Fritz) and a well known marine artist. He preferred a realistic style, often also with romantic or dramatic scenes. Anton Melbye travelled extensively in the Northern Sea and Baltic Sea, to Marocco, Stockholm, Italy and to Konstantinopel. He exhibited from 1840 on at the Charlottenborg in Copenhagen, from 1847 on in the Salon of Paris, 1862 in London and in Hamburg, in Berlin at the Academy and in Brussels. There appeared already fakes of his paintings or works by other artists which signed also with the initials "A.M.".
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine works (paintings, no drawings) by Anton Melbye 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 Anton Melbye:

Image of Anton Melbye Painting

Romantic Coastal Scene with two Sailors in the foreground and a Ship beyond 1843, some seagulls are flying over the rocks and the water, signed "A. Melbye" and dated, Oil on canvas, 50 x 63 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Hamburg, Germany

Note: Typical for the early works by Anton Melbye is the very realistic style influenced by the Eckersberg School and the Golden Age painters in Denmark. Later his works were executed less detailled. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Image of Anton Melbye Painting

A Brig in the evening light off a Volcanic Island in the Mediterranean, ca. 1848, with a black line at the bottom (not shown here), signed with initials "A.M." within this black line, Oil on canvas, 23 x 35 cm, the possession of a Private Collection in Hamburg, Germany

Note: This picture was executed for an exhibition (most likely for the Salon in Paris) and has the signature (initials) in a black line at the bottom. It shows all the typical feature of a Anton Melbye painting prior to 1855 Authorship has been confirmed by an Anton Melbye expert in Copenhagen. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Image of Melbye Painting

"Shipping off a coastline" 1868, several sailing vessels and one transition steamer off a coastline, probably the English coast - fully signed and dated "Anton Melbye 1868" lower left - Oilpainting on canvas - 17 by 23 1/4 inch. (43 x 59 cm) - in a period frame, good condition (not relined, slight overcleaning) - Private European Collection
Note: This is a typical example of a later work by Anton Melbye when he was influenced already by the School of Barbizon in Paris and used a different brush. He painted the water in a quite detailled, but more "impressionistic" way than in his earlier works and created with the ships a really realistic atmosphere of a shipping scene in the Northern Sea. Click on the image to see a larger color illustration

Melbye, Anton (Danish, 1818-1875)
* 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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