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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Russel, Benjamin J. (American, 1804-1885) - Watercolors, a few Oilpaintings
Lived and worked in New Bedford, USA
Ship Portraits of American Whaling Ships
Starting at US $ 2,500. Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
Russel had first hand whaling experience, a knowledge which he was able to use in his paintings. His style is sometimes naive but always flawless. 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 weekin rare cases).

Example of pictures by the artist:

Russel, Benjamin J. 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

* Camilla* Captain Reuben Thomas off Farralone Rocks Bound into San Francisco 1868 – American Whaling Barque – Watercolour – 45 x 70 cm – signed, inscribed and dated - Private Collection USA

*D.M. Antony* James Mc Lane Master 1874 – American 3–masted Schooner in two positions at sea – Watercolour – 51 x 84 cm – signed, inscribed and dated – good condition - Private Collection USA

* Rainbow* Cap. George Gray off Dumplin Light – American Whaling Barque – Watercolour – 60 x 92 cm – good condition, light foxing


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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