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We are looking for works by:

Truelsen, Mathias Jacob Theodore (German, 1836-1900) - Watercolors
Worked and lived in Altona (near Hamburg), Germany.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels, sometimes with Heligoland background
Offers for his watercolors start at Euro 800 (Continental Europe). 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).
Truelsen received a lithography training by his father Nis Nissen T. He started early with drawing ship portraits (at the age of fourteen) and received a number of commissions by foreign captains. 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 week in rare cases).

Example of pictures by Mathias Truelsen:

Truelsen, Mathias Jakob Theodore 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
Image of Truelsen Painting

"HELIOS von Hamburg, Capt. P. H. Hansen" ca. 1870 – The German full–rigged ship under the flag of the North–German Union (black–white–red) at sea with Heligoland in the background – ca. 46 x 63 cm (18 x 25 in.) – signed and inscribed – good condition – Private Collection Northern Germany

Note: A typical composition by the artist with a technically very well done portrait of the vessel in the Northern Sea. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the Fine Art Emporium.

Image of Truelsen Picture

Ship Portrait of the German Bark "MERCUR von Neustadt, Capt. H. Reise", ca. 1870, the vessel of Neustadt under full sail off Heligoland – Watercolor – signed "M. Truelsen" (address:) "Fischerstr. 63, Altona" and inscribed with title - 52 x 70 cm (20 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.) – The Werder Collection, Germany

Note: The *Mercur* was built in 1864 in Neustadt by J. Tornoe for the shipping company G. Jaede using a wooden construction with brass and iron bolts, no sheat metal. It had eight men crew and GRT 168,56. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright is with the Werder Collection.

*Unidentified* Capt. H.N. Ankersen – Portrait of the Danish Brig at sea – 53 x 73 cm – inscribed - Private Collection Germany


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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