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AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP BARK RIG
OIL ON CANVAS
Oil on canvas 20th
Unframed 24" L x 12"
Framed 34 1/2" x 22 1/2" x 2 1/4
Signed H. Parker
Presented is a contemporary painting
of a classic extreme bark or barque rigged clipper ship under full sails. The vessel's name is not known. She is sailing close
to the wind, gracefully cutting through medium seas with a "bone in her teeth". There are a large number of other sailing
vessels in the background so that she is likely approaching a major port. From the truck of her main and fore mast
fly two pennants, one of which is likely the House Flag, and the other a "homing pennant". A U.S. ensign fly's
from her mizzen.
The sky is a brilliant blue with many fair weather clouds. A truly
majestic ship done in the ship portrait style of the 1850's. On the lower right, it is signed H. Parker. A heavy custom
wood and gilded frame is included. The condition of the painting is excellent and shows a great deal of detail and
realistic figures of the crew.
Graceful Bow with detailed crew
were done by master painters of many nationalities and provide a lasting remembrance of a romantic and beautiful period of
ocean commerce. Some of the better known American painters who recorded this period of our history were James
and Thomas Butterworth, Antonio Jacobsen, Fitz Hugh Lane, John Stobart and William Stubbs to mention only a few.
There were numerous other artists
who painted portraits of vessels throughout Europe and the Orient. Many did not sign their works. Some of
these paintings like the Chinese and Italian School were somewhat flat in their style, and more simply executed than
European and American artists. Frequently the ships and landscapes in the backgrounds gave an indication of where they were
painted. The paintings may have age crackles in their varnish, and many of them are in poor condition requiring restoration.
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unless due to our error.
portrait in the classic style of an American Clipper Ship approaching port.
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