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Reimers, Heinrich (German, 1824-1895) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked as a pilot in Kiel, Germany
Ship Portraits mainly of German but also of foreign Sailing Vessels and Steamers
Offers for his oilpaintings are starting at Euro 900 (Continental Europe) or British Pounds 600. 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).
Reimers started his artistic career in th 1850s, portraying the ships in a well-balanced composition, usually with no background. The ship´s and captain´s name is often mentioned as title in the lower left water section. 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 this artist 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 the artist:

Image of Reimers Painting

Ship Portrait of the Danish Brig "Dorothea af Ebeltoft, Captn. A. Carlsen" 1865, the vessel is showing off Christiansoe (near Bornholm), signed inscribed with title along the bottom and dated, Oil on canvas, 45 x 65 cm, good condition, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: In several of his pictures Reimers used light colors and depicted the vessel in a sunshine situation. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

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

*Anna Catharina* af Aerosköbing, fört af Capt. Carl F. Brandt 1890 – The Danish Brigantine under full sail at sea with other shipping in the distance – Oil on canvas – 46 x 67 cm – signed, inscribed with title and dated - Private Collection Germany

Kapitänsbild Reimers

Ship Portrait of the German Steamer *Anton von Kiel - Capt. E. Aereboe* at sea off Hong Kong 1890 - the steamer is shown in the Chinese Sea with two junks in the background - Oil on canvas on original stretcher, 53 by 77 cm (21 by 30 inch), with frame 65 x 88 cm (25 1/2 by 34 1/2 inch) - signed "Heinrich Reimers", dated 1890 and inscribed with title as shown above - cleaned, smaller areas with retouch only, in good condition, in the original frame - Private Collection Portugal

Note: Reimers was a Captain and Pilot himself and worked in Kiel as a ship portrait artist. The steamer "Anton" was owned by the shipping company "Sartori & Berger" in Kiel and was obviously used for coastal trade in Far East. This is a light color painting with a romantic touch in the sky and an interesting background. It represents a typical and well done ship portrait by this known artist. Photo Copyright. Click on the image to see larger illustrations.

*Bonin* 1859 – The German Paddle Steamer off Kiel – Watercolour/Gouache – 38 x 58 cm – signed and dated – Private Collection Northern Germany

*Dwina* of Leith, Commander Capt. G. Rose 1867 – The Scottish steamship with auxiliary sail set at sea – Oil on canvas – 47 x 69 cm – signed and dated

*Irene* von Friedrichstadt, Captn. H.H. Siek 1858 – The German Topsail Schooner in two positions off Heligoland – Watercolour – 38 x 53 cm – signed and inscribed with title – examine condition carefully – Private Collection Germany

*Juliane Renate* Capt. E.W. Hammer 1879 – The German three–masted Steamer with auxiliary sails set in a central profile view off a coast; in the background *Otto Link* Capt. C. Lamm a German full–rigged Ship – Oil on canvas – 46 x 70 cm – signed, inscribed with two titles and dated – good condition

*Knud* Captain Bonde 1876 – The Danish Steamer at sea – Oilpainting – 55 x 80 cm – signed, inscribed and dated - European Collection

*Louise* von Lempkenhafen, Capt. P. Mackeprang 1857 – The German Topsail Schooner in two positions off Heligoland – Oil on canvas – 48 x 69 cm – signed, inscribed and dated - Private Collection Germany

*Nester* of Grangemouth, Commander John Burns 1879 – Scottish steamship at sea – Oilpainting – 52 x 76 cm – signed, inscribed and dated

*Pallas* von Lübeck, Capt. H.J. Behrens 1871 – The German three–masted Topsail Schooner under shortened sails in stormy seas– Oil on canvas – 46 x 68 cm – signed, inscribed and dated - Private Collection Germany

*Rapid* von Heiligenhafen, Capt. P.Rickert 1861 – The German Topsail Schooner under full sail at sea – Oil on canvas – 52 x 64 cm – signed, inscribed with title and dated - Private Collection Germany

*Thor* af Svendborg, Capt. L.M. Hansen 1877 – The Danish steamer off the Danish or German coast – Oil on canvas – 46 x 69 cm – signed, inscribed with title and dated – Private Collection Northern Germany


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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