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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Semple, Joseph (or Sempill, Joseph) (Irish, active c.1861-1878) - Oilpaintings on canvas or board
Lived and worked in Belfast, Ireland.
Ship Portraits mainly of British and Irish Sailing Vessels.
His oilpaintings (ship portraits) are starting at BP 1,200 (Great Britain) or $ 2,200 (in the USA). 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).
Semple usually showed the vessel in one central profile view under full sail with a coastline (sometimes Liverpool) in the background. 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 Joseph Semple 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 wek in rare cases).

Examples of pictures by Joseph Semple:

Semple, Joseph (or Sempill, Joseph)
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits

*Athlete* 1875 Portrait of the English Brigantine with a Masonic Ensign 43 x 65 cm signed and dated - Private Collection Great Britain

*Carrie Bell* Captain Hugh Reason 1871 The English Topsail Schooner at sea 44 x 69 cm signed, inscribed and dated

*Eagle* The English Barque under full sail at Sea 41 x 61 cm signed and inscribed - Private Collection Great Britain

*Fanny* Portrait of the English Sloop Cutter under full sail 52 x 62 cm signed, on board - Private Collection Ireland

*Lynx* Portrait of the Paddle Steamer approaching Belfast Oil on panel, 42 x 63 cm signed - Private Collection Scotland

*Pawnee* 1869 The English Barque under full sail in the Irish Sea 61 x 106 cm good condition and very nice work by the artist

Image of Semple painting

Ship Portrait of the *S. TRETHEWES 1868* The British Topsail Schooner under full sail at sea with a rock or Island in the background Oil on canvas 41 x 67 cm (16 x 26 3/8 in.) signed lower right "S. Semple" and inscribed and dated "Belfast 1868" Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: On the back is a note that this vessel "run 1875 into the Clyde and sunk with Master and two of the crew. The Glasgow steamer *Flying Squall* was ordered to pay damages of Pound Sterlin 1,170" Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright is with the owner of the painting.

*Unidentified* 1871 English Barque in central profile view at sea 50 x 78 cm signed and dated - Private British 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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