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

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  • Description

    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.

    Origin: Spain.

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