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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Olsen, Carl Julius Emil (Danish, 1818-1878) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in Kobenhavn, Denmark.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels and Seascapes
Prices starting at Euro 800 (Continent) or BP 600 (Great Britain). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by Olsen (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Olsen, who studied at the Copenhagen Academy, painted seascapes and a number of well done ship portraits, depicting mainly Scandinavian and English sailing vessels in sunny weather conditions. Information about the artist can also be found in our book "Ship Portrait Artists".
The FineArtEmporium is interested in the direct purchase of fine ship portraits by Carl J. E. Olsen 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 pictures by Carl Olsen:

Image of Carl Olsen Painting

Ship Portrait of the English Brig *Cathe Hannah* Commanded by Captn. Alex Morison 1864 – The vessel under full sail at sea with Kronborg Castle in the distance, Oil on canvas, 52 x 81 cm, signed, inscribed "Kjobenhavn" and dated, good condition - Private Collection Antwerp, Belgium

Note: This work is signed on the left side and inscribed with the title on the right side (both in white color). As often with paintings by this artist the ship covers only ca. 35% of the total image (in contrast to other ship portraits, where it often covers 50% of the image). Click on the picture to see a larger illustration.

Olsen, Carl Julius Emil 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Reliant* – The English Brig under full sail off Kronborg Castle – 53 x 84 cm – signed and inscribed "Kjobenhavn" - British Collection

*Name on Banner* c. 1870 – The English Topsail–Schooner under full sail at sea off Kronborg Castle – 52 x 82 cm – signed "C.Olsen"

*Viliam* af Kjobenhavn, Captain J. Nelson 1866 – The Danish Topsail Schooner under sail off a rocky coast – 56 x 84 cm – signed, inscribed with title and dated - Private Collection in Denmark

*Unidentified* 1872 – The English Brig off Kronborg Castle – 52 x 82 cm – signed, inscribed and dated - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Unidentified* 1862 – An Danish Brigantine under full sail off Kronborg Castle – 55 x 85 cm – signed and dated - Danish Collection


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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