Sea History 040 - Summer 1986

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MARINE ART NEWS SHIP PORTRAITS Was there a Seafarer in your family? Why not commission a portrait of h~ vessel-a fine oil painling using the best of materials. Also, VESSEL HISTORIES RESEARCHED on request. For information & brochure, write: Capt. JEFF ELDRIDGE P.O. Box 8 Nonh Carver MA 02355 20" x 24" canvas-$300.00



ART OF THE SEA & NEW ENGLAND Antique Maps & Prints

Marine art publishers of limited edition prints documenting the great riverboat era by Robert Sticker, E, A.S.M.A., the fast and able fishing schooners by Thomas Hoyne, EA.S.M.A. and our contemporary coast by West Fraser A.S.M.A. Call our toll free number for information regarding these series of fine pri nts. Color catalog $5.00.

Paintings by Suzy Aalund, ASMA, Yues Parent, John White & Others

"The Schooner C.A. Dolliver" painted con brio by the late , warm-hearted , very talented Robert Skemp, leads off the catalogue of the Eighth National Exhibition of the American Society of Marine Artists. " Painted Ships , Painted Oceans, " the show is called-a title , hardly adequate to the energetic, striving thing marine art has become in the decade since ASMA was founded (initially as a committee of NMHS) . The catalogue57 paintings in black-and-white-is available from The Mariner' s Museum (I Museum Drive, Newport News , VA 23606) for $10. The Cooper-Hewitt Museum (2 East 91 St. , NYC 10128; 212 860-6894) is presenting an exhibition entitled Embroidered Ship Portraits, a folk art of British seamen. The portraits are rendered in colored wool yarns and black thread or silk sewn on a backing of canvas, light sail cloth or duck fabric . Different textures are achieved through the elaborate use of contrasting stitches, shading, looping, brushing out and clipping. The exhibit runs through September 7.

TRADEWINDS GALLERY IO Water Street, Mystic, Conn. 06355 (203) 536-0119

P.O. Box 3303 , Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928 Tel: (803) 681-4242 Toll Free 1 (800) 992-8356

The Smith Gallery (I 045 Madison Ave., NYC 10021; 212 744-6171) will have a show of nineteenth- and twentieth-century marine painting through the end of July. Among the earlier painters whose work is on view are James Bard, Antonio Jacobsen and Charles Raleigh. Contemporary works include watercolors by Keith Miller , etchings by Mark Whitcombe and oil paintings by

William G. Muller. An exhibit of sixty-five photographs from the more than one million in their Rosenfeld Collection will be on view at the Mystic Seaport Museum (Mystic, CT 06355; 203 572-0711) through the spring of 1987. In addition to pictures of cruising and racing boats, yachts, fishing boats and seascapes (America's Cup photos will be shown in a separate exhibit starting this fall) there is a video program of slides by Stanley Rosenfeld and various sorts of photographic equipment.

Currier and Ives Navy , a collection of THE "URGER"- The familiar landmark N.Y. State Tugboat in the Upper Hudson River/ Erie Canal area was painted by noted maritime artist TONYJ . . . CAPON E. Al imite d edition of 500 pnnts signed and numbered by the artist are available at $100. each. Prints are 20" x 2 7" on museum quality acid free paper. A truly fine addition to any collection. LIBERTY ART PRINTS 30

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To Liberty Arr Prints 555 Summer Street Stamford, CT 06901 203 / 327 1566 Please send me prints of the URGER by Tony J. Capone. Price per print plus $5. shipping-$ 105. Total enclosed------Name _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ Address--------- - - - - - - Z i p _ __

lithographs which together record the development of the American Navy in the nineteenth century is at the USS Constitution Museum (Building 22, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA 02129; 617 426-1812) through October 15 . Currier and Ives printed 131 scenes of Navy life , including ship portraits, a sailor's farewell , and depictions of engagements fronn six wars, the finest of which have beem gathered for this show . ..t SEA HISTORY, SUMMER 1986

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