Attractive oval portrait of a ship captain painted around 1860. He is represented on a ship deck, seated in a red velvet chair and leaning cross-armed on a wooden table. On the table below his right elbow we can barely make out two small sea shells, whose meaning and symbolism are unknown.
19thc portrait of a Mariner, oil on canvas, c1860
Artist: Unknown (unsigned).
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Condition: Very good condition, restored in 2007.
Dimensions: 85 x 70 cm. / 33 ½ x 27 ½ in.
Frame: 95 x 80 cm. / 37 ½ x 31 ½ in. Oval, gilt wood. Modern. Very good condition.