Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
Large Ship Portrait of the
Barque *Nordsternen* off an Island near Hull, ca. 1860 - the
sailing ship is shown under full sail in two positions off an
Island in the Northern Sea - Oil on canvas, 61 by 92 cm (24 by
36 inch), with frame 74 x 106 cm (29 by 42 inch) - inscribed on
the bow and on a flag with the name of ship and ident. No. M 77
- Private Collection, New Jersey, USA
Note: A typical ship portrait by
Tindall and an interesting early oil painting of large size. A
typical feature of his paintings is to show the portrayed vessel
in two positions off a coastal point and to paint three seagulls
sailing over the waves in the foreground. Paintings by Tindall
can be found in some Maritime Museums around the world, most notable
in the Alands Maritime Museum in Mariehamn, which has no less
than 14 paintings by him.
(British, fl. 1846-1880)
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Benjamin Tindall (British,
fl. 1846-1880) - *Nordsternen*
off an Island near Hull, ca. 1860
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Following are shown some more photos of the painting:
and a detail photo:
This is a large painting and suitable for exposure as a centre
piece in a living room, office or on a larger yacht. A viewing distance of at
least seven feet (2 Meter) or more is recommended. In Norwegian language: Benjamin
Tindall (Hull, 1846-80) - Skuteportrett (ca. 1860) af barken *Nordsternen* -
Olje pa lerret 61 x 92 cm (74 x 106 cm) - Emigrantskip ?
As we note on this painting the barque *Nordsternen* is a quite
large vessel of the time. There were not so many three-masted ships sailing
from Norway in these early days. Since on the first mast the American flag is
shown (which means that the ship is sailing for the U.S.A.) we suppose that
this was either an emigrant vessel or owned by a larger shipping company who
died overseas trade with America. In the 19th Century it was common that Scandinavian
sailing ships stopped in Great Britain or Ireland before heading for Northern
Other works by Tindall - for your information (all paintings are
not available for purchase):
Ship Portrait of the "Glory"
ca. 1860 – The German Barque flying the Prussian Ensign is shown
in two positions off an unidentified harbor - Oil on canvas - 62
x 83 cm (24 3/8 x 32 5/8 in.) - unsigned but can clearly be attributed
to Tindall - Private Collection in Berlin, Germany
Note: As with his other paintings
there is a group of seagulls in the foreground. The overall execution
is not as fine as in the "Hellas" painting, especially
in the sea and sky. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.
Ship Portrait of the "Hellas"
(von) Stralsund c. 1858 – The German Barque of Stralsund
under Prussian flag in two positions at sea – Oil on canvas – 60
x 85 cm (23 1/2 x 33 1/2 in.) – signed and inscribed "London" –
good condition - Private Collection Western Germany
Note: The image is showing the central
part of the picture. The entire composition includes a second view
of the bark seen from behind. Typical for his paintings are the
seagulls in the foreground and the clouds with some spots of light.
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Ship Portrait of the Topsail Schooner *Viola* off
Spurn, 1870s – The British Schooner under full sail in two positions
off the Bull lightship and Spurn with the high land low lights,
a Yacht and a steamer passing in the background – Oil on canvas
– 61 x 91 cm (24 x 36 in.) – unsigned, inscribed with the ship`s
name on the banner – good condition (not relined, usual crackle,
one tear (professionally repaired) with inpaint in the upper left
sky section, slight inpaint at the edges and at the second mast),
period gold frame - European Collection
Note: This bright and well executed
large painting by Tindall shows a background which he used regularly
in his works: Spurn with the two lighthouses and the Bull lightship.
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