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Marine Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Painting

We are looking for works by:

Melbye, Fritz Siegfried Georg (Danish, 1826-1896) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in Copenhagen (Denmark), New York, China, The Antilles (Caribbean) and Venezuela.
Marine Art and Seascapes, Coastal and Harbor Scenes, Landscapes, Topographical Subjects, Town Views
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).
Fritz Melbye was the youngest of the three brothers (the others are Vilhelm Melbye and Anton Melbye) and painted in the beginning also seascapes in the family tradition. After 1858 he preferred more landscapes, coastal and town views from the exotic places in the Caribbean, China and Venezuela, where he stayed for a long time of his life. He preferred a realistic style, often also with romantic scenes. Fritz Melbye exhibited from 1849-1858 at Charlottenborg in Copenhagen and overseas he was the first teacher of the French Impressionist Pissarro. He usually signed his paintings with his full name ("Fritz Melbye") and there appeared already fakes of his paintings on the art market.
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine paintings by Fritz 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).

Fritz Melbye oil painting

Marine Painting with Shipping off the Fujijama, Japan 1869 in early Morning Light - with local fishing craft departing from the shore and a seaside house and a Japanese merchant vessel in the background - Oil on canvas, 45 by 70 cm (17 1/2 by 27 1/2 in), with frame 61 x 86 cm (24 by 34 in) - signed l.r. "Fritz G. Melbye" and dated "1869" - relined and professionally restored, framed and ready to hang - European Collection

Note: Fritz Melbye received an art training by his older brother Anton Melbye before he departed in 1849 to the Carribean Island of St. Thomas, where he convinced the French Impressionist Camille Pissarro (1830-1903) to become a full-time artist and was his first teacher. Together with Pissarro he went in 1852 to Venezuela where he stayed in Caracas until 1856. Later he lived in Paris for two years (1856-1857) and in New York from 1861-1863 and visited China, where he stayed in Peking and Ho Yuan. He died young in Shanghai 1869. Photo Copyright is with us.

Please note, that we have no photos or additional information about the above ship(s) or painting(s). The paintings are usually 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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