AMERICAN CLIPPER SHIP - CHINA TRADE
OIL ON CANVAS 20TH C
Oil on canvas
Late 20th Century
Unframed 35 1/2" L x 25 1/2"
H Framed 46"
Signed by initials H.
Presented is a classic painting of
an unidentified full rigged clipper ship under all her sails, but her furled mizzen course, and all her tops'ls.
She is close hauled on the port tack and slicing through good sized seas. There are two others ships
faintly visible in the background.. From the truck of all her masts fly a streaming pennant, and the American flag, with an
indistinguishable number of stars, fly's from her mizzen. The sky is a brilliant blue with many fair weather clouds.
A truly majestic ship done in the China Trade style and signed by H. Parker in the lower left. The painting has
extensive cracquelure over its surface, and comes in a very heavy carved wood gilded frame and weighs an impressive 20
pounds. The frame alone would cost $500.00 to replace.
magnificent sailing machine of the 19th Century
CHINA TRADE PAINTINGS:
There were numerous artists who painted portraits of Western vessels throughout the Orient and some migrated to
Europe to practice their craft. Most did not sign their works. Their paintings 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. They were usually presented with a carved wooden frame, in the so called Chinese Chippendale.
THE ARTIST: This
painting was done by an unlisted artist in the style of classic China Trade works. He shows great skill in capturing
this art form and understanding clipper ships and their sails and rigging. This is a different artist than the British painter,
Henry H. Parker (1857-1930).
American ensign fly's from the mizzen gaff
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A classic over size China Trade style painting of an American Clipper
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