Art Gallery of Old Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings

Thomas G. Purvis (British, 1861-1933) - Ship Portrait of a Royal Yacht Club Sailing Yawl at sea ca. 1895 - the large sailing yacht is shown under full sail at moderate sea - Oil on board, 55 by 82 cm (21 5/8 by 32 inch), with frame 69 x 96 cm (27 by 38 inch) - signed lower left "T.G. Purvis" and inscribed "Cardiff" - cleaned and in good condition, in an old gold frame from the period - Private Collection, Winston Salem, Northern Carolina, U.S.A.

Note: Purvis was a busy ship portrait artist, working in Cardiff, London and Bristol. He portrayed some of the largest sailing vessels which ever crossed the Oceans. Portraits of Yachts by him - such as this one - are rare. Most of his paintings were executed between 1890 and the Great War (1914). This painting shows a realistic sea and a detailled handling of the large Yacht, which flies the burgee of a Royal Yacht Club (British or Irish) on the main mast. For more information about Thomas Purvis please refer also to our publication "Ship Portrait Artists".

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Thomas G. Purvis (British, 1861-1933) - Portrait of a Royal Yacht Club Yawl at sea with a steamer in the distance -
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Following are shown some more photos of the painting:

Purvis Oil Painting*

and a detail photo, please note the burgee with the yellow Royal Crown:



Most of the paintings by Purvis are of medium size (eg. 40 x 60 cm or 50 x 70 cm). This 55 x 82 cm painting represents a rare, larger size work by him. The captain (skipper) of the yacht can clearly be seen in the middle of the composition. A charming Yacht portrait from the period in the typical Ship Portrait Style.