Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
Edvard Skari -
Shipping in the Oresund, Kronborg Castle beyond, ca. late 1870s
or early 1880s, a full-rigged Ship is passing the Oresund and
taking a pilot, many other sailing vessels in the background - signed
lower right - Oil on canvas 60 x 95 cm (24 by 37 1/2 inch) without
the frame - good condition (not relined, a few areas of repairs
and inpaint, mainly in the sky) - Property of a European Collection
Note: The artist painted some versions
with this motif. Another, larger example (80 by 126 cm and dated
1878) is in the Collection of the Norges Rederiforbund (described
and illustrated under Nr. 22 in "Norsk Maritim Malerkunst"
and in the Art Maritim Catalogue 2000) and the Norsk Sjofartsmuseum
has as well a similar painting by Skari in their "Gram-Salen"
on permanent exhibition. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.
by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
More images of the picture, here is first a view with the frame:
and an enlarged view of the vessel (and the many ships in the background)
and a super-enlarged photo of the bow of the ship and the pilot cutter on the
right side of the vessel (some white reflections from light):
and here is finally a photo of the back:
Provenance: This picture comes originally from the Private Collection of a
Museum Director in Hessia, Germany who is collecting 19th Century Scandinavian
Art since more than 40 years. It has been in this collection for about 30 years
until it "sailed" to another collection.