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Maritime & Marine Drawings

Maritime and marine drawings typically feature scenes of docks, harbors, and vessels including steamships and sailboats in the midst of traversing the seas. Maritime and marine drawings can also include tableaus or taxonomic portraits of marine life.

Collectors enjoy maritime and marine drawings for a variety of reasons, including the age old yet continually evolving tradition of navigating the seas by boat, or a personal connection to the ocean. Many are also attracted to maritime and marine drawings due to the intrinsic beauty of the sea, its inhabitants, and the nautical vessels that travel across its surface.

The tradition of maritime and marine drawing appears seemingly as old as the advent of boats themselves. Petroglyphs featuring reed watercrafts dating back to roughly 12,000 B.C. have been discovered in modern day Azerbaijan. Maritime paintings spiked in popularity during the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, as sailboats amounted to a vital tool for Imperial expansion, and again during 19th-century Europe as the steamboat became an increasingly popular means of transportation.


Quick Facts

  • Impressionists including Claude Monet produced a number of maritime scenes such as "Cliffs and Sea Saint-Adresse," which depicts the cliffs of Normandy in the foreground with steamboats in the distance
  • Winslow Homer, one of the great early American artists, created a prolific number of maritime drawings, often depicting fishing and sailing leisure scenes
  • Maritime and marine drawings appear to constitute a fundamental human interest, appearing in various incarnations by practically every culture in close proximity to the sea

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KURT PEISER (1887-1962)
Dec 08, 2:00 PM CET
KURT PEISER (1887-1962)
by Bernaerts Auctioneers
Est: €600- €800
€3501 Bid
Artist 20th Century
Nov 30, 10:00 AM CET
Artist 20th Century
by Deutsch Auktionen
Est: €40- €0
€200 Bids
American School, Boat in a Dry Dock
Nov 29, 12:00 PM EST
American School, Boat in a Dry Dock
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
VIEW ON THE ANTWERP HARBOUR.
Dec 08, 1:00 PM CET
VIEW ON THE ANTWERP HARBOUR.
by Arenberg Auctions
Est: €100- €150
€500 Bids
Divers bateaux
Dec 01, 2:00 PM JST
Divers bateaux
by Mallet Auction
Est: ¥2,500,000- ¥3,500,000
¥2,500,0000 Bids
Reynolds Beal, Harbor Scene
Nov 29, 12:00 PM EST
Reynolds Beal, Harbor Scene
by Old Kinderhook Auction Company
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
”Qualmendes Dampfschiff” (Hamburger Hafen)
Dec 02, 11:00 AM CET
”Qualmendes Dampfschiff” (Hamburger Hafen)
by Grisebach
Est: €20,000- €30,000
€20,0000 Bids
Erhard Hippold, Fischerboote / Zwei Angler / Fischer am Strand. 1951 / 1946/ 1952.
Dec 03, 10:00 AM CET
Erhard Hippold, Fischerboote / Zwei Angler / Fischer am Strand. 1951 / 1946/ 1952.
by Schmidt Kunstauktionen Dresden OHG
Est: €240- €280
€2000 Bids
English School (19th century)
Nov 30, 10:00 AM GMT
English School (19th century)
by Martel Maides
Est: £70- £90
£600 Bids
Larry Laber Original Pen And Ink On Paper Of Maine Harbor
Dec 17, 7:00 PM EST
Larry Laber Original Pen And Ink On Paper Of Maine Harbor
by Tunicks Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $400
$500 Bids
ANONYMOUS (19th century) "Port view"
Dec 14, 5:00 PM CET
ANONYMOUS (19th century) "Port view"
by Ansorena
Est: €0- €150
€2000 Bids
SPANISH SCHOOL (19th century) "Boat stranded on the beach" 16 x 11.7 cm
Dec 14, 5:00 PM CET
SPANISH SCHOOL (19th century) "Boat stranded on the beach" 16 x 11.7 cm
by Ansorena
Est: €0- €180
€2400 Bids
USAMA NASHED (EGYPTIAN B. 1962)
Nov 30, 12:00 PM GMT
USAMA NASHED (EGYPTIAN B. 1962)
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£3200 Bids
Fred Korth Hafenszene. 1925. Pastellkreide auf blauem Zeichenblock-Vélin. 25,3 x 31 cm. Signiert und
Dec 08, 1:00 PM CET
Fred Korth Hafenszene. 1925. Pastellkreide auf blauem Zeichenblock-Vélin. 25,3 x 31 cm. Signiert und
by Jeschke van Vliet Auctions Berlin GmbH
Est: €200- €300
€2000 Bids
Jeff Koons (after) - Boat Scene
Dec 04, 6:00 PM CET
Jeff Koons (after) - Boat Scene
by TGP Auction
Est: CHF1,000- CHF1,200
CHF5000 Bids
PAUL SIGNAC
Dec 02, 4:30 PM CET
PAUL SIGNAC
by Koller Auctions
Est: CHF15,000- CHF20,000
CHF15,0000 Bids
Schwimmer, Max: Straßenbrücke; Neubau; Wikingerschiff
Dec 02, 3:00 PM CET
Schwimmer, Max: Straßenbrücke; Neubau; Wikingerschiff
by Galerie Bassenge
Est: €300- €400
€3000 Bids
Beneš, Vlastimil: Südliches Dorf
Dec 02, 3:00 PM CET
Beneš, Vlastimil: Südliches Dorf
by Galerie Bassenge
Est: €400- €500
€4000 Bids
Marcel J. Moge colored pencil harbor scene, 12.5 …
Dec 03, 1:00 PM EST
Marcel J. Moge colored pencil harbor scene, 12.5 …
by Blackwood March Auctioneers
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
2 SCENES WITH SHIPS AT HEAVY SEA.
Dec 08, 1:00 PM CET
2 SCENES WITH SHIPS AT HEAVY SEA.
by Arenberg Auctions
Est: €200- €300
€1000 Bids

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