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Art Wanted: Sell your 19th Century Ship Portrait

We are looking for works by:

Funno, Nicola (or Fondo, Nicola) (Italian, active c.1846-1865) - Gouaches
Worked and lived in Naples, Italy.
Ship Portraits of Sailing Ships and occasionally also of Steamers.
Prices starting at Euro 500 (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).
A typical pierhead painter of Naples. His style and execution is very similar to that of Michele Funno (his brother?). While the drawing of the ship is accurate the background is often somewhat formalized and a little naive. 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 Nicola Funno 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 Nicola Funno:

Image of Funno Painting

Ship Portrait of the English Brig "Lizzie Anne, Captn. John Rutherford 1862", the vessel under full sail in the Bay of Naples with Vesuvius beyond, signed, inscribed and dated, Gouache, 51 x 74 cm, good condition, in the original frame, the possession of a Private Collector in Northern Germany

Note: the typical signature of the artist is as follows:

, not all of his works are signed.

Funno, Nicola
Known works in Private Collections and in the Art Trade- Fine Art Emporium World Register of Ship Portraits, Edition 1999

*Flower* of Yarrow in the Bay of Naples – Portrait of the British Sailing Vessel – 51 x 75 cm – signed and inscribed - Private Collection Great Britain

*Pacific* of Dartmouth, William Pearce Commander 1849 – The English Brig in the bay of Naples with other shipping beyond – 52 x 75 cm – signed and dated - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Talent* of St. Davids in the Bay of Naples – The English Brigantine under full sail off Naples, Vesuvius beyond – 48 x 73 cm – signed and indistinctly dated

*Wave* of Brixham in the Bay of Naples, Owner and Commander William Penny 1854–1865 – The English Topsail–Schooner (flying a Masonic flag) entering Naples with Vesuvius and the Lighthouse beyond – 51 x 75 cm – signed and inscribed - Private Collection in Great Britain

*Willie Salcombe* James Wood Master 1865 – The English Brig in the Bay of Naples at sunshine – 54 x 76 cm – signed and dated

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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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