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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Tudgay, John (or John L.) & Tudgay, L. (British, active 1850-1879) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Lived and worked in London, Great Britain.
Ship Portraits of British and International Sailing Vessels
Works starting at BP 2,000 or Euro 3.000 or US$ 3,500. Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send us an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your work by this artist (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
The two Tudgays are most likely relatives of Frederik Tudgay. They used a very similar style, while some paintings are signed with both initials and therefore done in co-operation, most of the paintings that survived the course of time were done by John alone. 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 John Tudgay or L. Tudgay 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 few days in rare cases)

Examples of pictures by the artists:

Tudgay, John (or John L.) & Tudgay, L. 
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade from our World Register of Ship Portraits

*Catherina* – The Danish Brigantine of Svendborg in two positions off a coastline – 61 x 92 cm – not signed, (well) attributed to J. Tudgay

*Great Western* – The famous English Paddle Steamer at sea with other shipping in the fore and background – 69 x 97 cm – signed "I. Tudgay" – Provenance: Great Great–Grandson of I.K. Brunel (the famous engineer for the Ship)

*H.M.S. Indefatigable* engaging *Les Droits de L´Homme* – 1797 (retrospective) – Action during the Napoleonic Wars – 76 x 127 cm – signed and dated 1858 - Private Collection Great Britain

*Johannes Tonder* 1860 – The Norwegian Barque off a coastline with a paddle steamer in the distance – 61 x 91 cm – signed "I. Tudgay" and dated

*Wildfire* – The British Barque shown at sea – 66 x 93 cm – indistinctly signed, canvas laid down on board - Private Collection United States of America

*Unidentified* 1847 – Portrait of an English full–rigged Ship in two positions with coastal background– 60 x 90 cm – signed and dated "J.Tudgay" – good condition - Private Collection United States of America

*Unidentified* 1879 – A Danish full–rigged Ship off a lighthouse – 41 x 59 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection Europe

*Unidentified* – An English Blackwall Frigate under full sail off a coast and port with other shipping in the distance – 61 x 92 cm – signed "J.Tudgay" and indistinctly dated - Private Collection

*Unidentified* 1844 – The British Merchant Sailing Vessel off Cape Town – 61 x 108 cm – signed and dated by "I. Tudgay" - Private Collection South Africa

*Unidentified* – An English Barque shown in two positions at sea with a coastline in the distance – 60 x 90 cm – signed "J.Tudgay"

Paintings executed in co-operation of J. and F. Tudgay (signed by both of them):

*Beeston Castle* 1862 – The British Ship in two positions at sea – 76 x 130 cm – signed and dated - British Collection

*Macedon* – The British Clipper Ship off Dover Castle – 51 x 76 cm – signed - Collection in the United States of America

*Unidentified* c. 1870 – Portrait of an English Barque in two Positions under full sail – 67 x 107 cm – signed

*Unidentified* 1864 – An English full–rigged Ship under sail (flying the Arms of London) at sea with a coastline in the distance – 60 x 91 cm – signed "J & F Tudgay" and dated – good original condition


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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