Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings
(British, fl. 1846-1880) - 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.
Tindall, Benjamin (British, fl. 1840-89)-
Ship Portrait of the British Topsail Schooner "Viola"
in two positions off Spurn
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or to the Gallery
- Photo Copyright is with
by the FineArtEmporium in Hamburg.
And here is an enlarged view of the vessel itself (the image is slightly too
and here is a detail image of the bow with the figure head and
seaman on baord: