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19th Century Captains Ship Painting - the Brig Pacific, 1847. Artist: Michele Funno

Ref: LA173406

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Description

Ship Portrait: The Brig Pacific. 1847
Artist: Michele Funno. Signed Lower left.
Gouache, Ink and Watercolour on Paper.
Dimensions: 32 inches x 23 inches

This is a superb 19th Century Ship Portrait of the Brig Pacific approaching the Port of Naples, Italy in full sail in 1847.
It is beautifully painted in Gouache and Watercolour with details picked out in ink, by the well known Italian ship painter Michele Funno. Signed lower left.
It is inscribed along the bottom:
Brig pacific of Dartmouth entring in Naples. Captn Matthew Knowles June 23 1847

These ship paintings are often called Captains Ship Paintings because they were painted to commission for the Captain of the Ship, and the style of painting is known as Pier head painting.

The Ship: The Brig Pacific is listed in Lloyds Register for 1848-49. She was built in 1813 at Bideford and Registered at Brixham, with a Tonnage of 135. Her Masters are recorded as M Knowles and W Pearce and her owners were the Varwell family, significant ship owners of Brixham.
(Information supplied by the National Maritime Museum Greenwich)

The Artist: Michele Funno lived and worked in Naples, and was a well known ‘Pier head’ Ship painter. Active between 1837 and 1865, examples of his paintings are in collections world wide.

Excellent Condition throughout.

Period birds eye maple frame and gilt slip


Measurements

Height : 58 cm

Width : 82 cm

Declaration

Middleton's Antiques has clarified that the 19th Century Captains Ship Painting - the Brig Pacific, 1847. Artist: Michele Funno (LA173406) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1847.

Condition

Excellent This painting has been meticulously cleaned by a professional art restorer to remove foxing marks, and then remounted in the period frame in which it was discovered.

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