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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Branden, Alexander Kay (British, active c. 1865-1905) - Oilpaintings on canvas
Worked and lived in Falmouth, Great Britain.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Vessels, like Brigs or Topsail Schooners
Small oilpaintings starting at BP 650 (Great Britain) or Euro 900 (Continent). Prices depend on subject, size, date, quality and condition. Please send an e-mail to receive an exact offer for your painting (free of charge for persons considering to sell their painting).
A pierhead painter who used a light palette and a vivid, and never monotonous, composition, showing the ship under full sail at sea, often with a dark foreground and a coastline in the distance. 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).

Examples of pictures by the artist:

Branden, Alexander Kay
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade - Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits
Image of Branden Painting

Ship Portrait of the German Bark BOBSIEN-KAESGSDORF (of Rostock) Capt. L. Möller, ca. 1880 – The vessel is shown under slightly reduced sails off a rocky coastline with Bishop Rox lighthouse - Oil on canvas – 67 x 105 cm (26 3/8 x 41 3/8 in.) – signed "A.K. Branden, Falmouth" and inscribed with title – The Werder Collection Germany

Note: This paintings can be seen surely as one of the best works ever done by Alexander Branden. More information about the history of the Ship *Bobsien-Kaegsdorf* are available (in German language) on the page with the enlarged picture. Click on the image to enlarge the picture. Photo Copyright of the image is with the Werder Collection.

Image of Branden Painting

Ship Portrait of the British Topsail Schooner "Cornish Girl, Capt. T. A. Symons 1866" - the vessel off an unidentified coastline with another sailing vessel in the background, signed, inscribed with title and dated - Oil on canvas - 62 x 95 cm - good condition, not relined - the possession of a Private Collector in Hamburg, Germany.

Note: The photo is showing a slight detail view of the painting. Click on the image to see a larger illustration. Photo Copyright is with the FineArtEmporium.

*Frank* – The English Topsail–Schooner under full sail at sea with a coastline in the distance – 60 x 89 cm – signed and inscribed "Porthleven"

*Penguin* – The English Tug in a central profile view with an approaching Barkentine at sea – 49 x 76 cm – signed and inscribed

*Oimara* - Portrait of the Royal Western Yacht Club Schooner at sea – 55 x 80 cm - signed

*Otter* – The English Steam Yacht in a swell – 45 x 67 cm – signed and inscribed

*Sea Sp...* (name on banner) 1878 – The English Brig in nice weather at sea – 59 x 91 cm – signed, inscribed "Falmouth" and dated – good 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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