Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
Thomas G. Purvis
(British, 1861-1933) - Ship Portrait of a Royal Yacht
Club Sailing Yawl at sea ca. 1895 - the large sailing yacht
is shown under full sail at moderate sea - Oil on board, 55 by
82 cm (21 5/8 by 32 inch), with frame 69 x 96 cm (27 by 38 inch)
- signed lower left "T.G. Purvis" and inscribed "Cardiff"
- cleaned and in good condition, in an old gold frame from the
period - Private Collection, Winston Salem, Northern Carolina,
Note: Purvis was a busy ship portrait
artist, working in Cardiff, London and Bristol. He portrayed some
of the largest sailing vessels which ever crossed the Oceans.
Portraits of Yachts by him - such as this one - are rare. Most
of his paintings were executed between 1890 and the Great War
(1914). This painting shows a realistic sea and a detailled handling
of the large Yacht, which flies the burgee of a Royal Yacht Club
(British or Irish) on the main mast. For more information about
Thomas Purvis please refer also to our publication "Ship
by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
Thomas G. Purvis (British,
1861-1933) - Portrait
of a Royal Yacht Club Yawl at sea
with a steamer in the distance
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Following are shown some more photos of the painting:
and a detail photo, please note the burgee with the yellow Royal
Most of the paintings by Purvis are of medium size (eg. 40 x 60
cm or 50 x 70 cm). This 55 x 82 cm painting represents a rare, larger size work
by him. The captain (skipper) of the yacht can clearly be seen in the middle
of the composition. A charming Yacht portrait from the period in the typical
Ship Portrait Style.