sseascape - A picture of a scene at sea or a scene prominently including a portion of the sea.

 

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Jan van Goyen (Netherlandish, 1596-1656).

 

 

Aelbert Cuyp (Dutch, 1620-1691), Dordrecht: Sunrise, c. 1650, oil on canvas, 40 1/8 x 63 3/8 inches (102 x 161 cm), Frick Collection, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJan van de Cappelle (Dutch, c. 1624-1679), Shipping in a Calm at Flushing with a States General Yacht Firing a Salute, 1649, oil on wood panel, 27 3/8 x 36 1/4 inches (69.7 x 92.2 cm), J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, CA.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftLudolph Backhuysen (Dutch, 1631-1708), Fishing Vessels Offshore in a Heavy Sea, 1684, oil on canvas, 25 1/2 x 38 1/2 inches, Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightLudolf Backhuysen, Ships in a Stormy Sea Off a Coast, c. 1695-1700, oil on canvas, 59 3/8 x 91 1/8 inches (150.8 x 231.5 cm), North Carolina Art Museum, Raleigh.

 

 

Willem van de Velde the Younger (Netherlandish, 1637-1707).

 

 

Francisco Guardi (Italian, 1712-1793), The Doge on the Bucentaur at the Venice Lido on Ascension Day, oil on canvas, 0.66 x 1.01 m, Louvre.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJoseph Mallord William Turner (English, 1775-1851), Cologne: The Arrival of a Packet-Boat: Evening, 1826, oil and possibly watercolor on canvas, 66 3/8 x 88 1/4 inches (168.6 x 224.1 cm), Frick Collection, NY. See Romanticism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJoseph Mallord William Turner, The Harbor of Dieppe, 1826?, oil on canvas, 68 3/8 x 88 3/4 inches (173.7 x 225.4 cm), Frick Collection, NY.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJohn Constable (English, 1776-1837), The Sea near Brighton, 1826, oil on paper laid on card, 17.5 x 23.8 cm, Tate Gallery, London.

 

 

Fitz Hugh Lane (American, 1804-1865), Ship Starlight, c. 1860, oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches (76.2 x 127.0 cm), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH. See Hudson River School and luminism.

 

 

Jean-François Millet (French, 1814-1875), Fisherman, black crayon, 0.328 x 0.492 m, Louvre. See Barbizon school, nocturne, and Realism.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAndreas Achenbach (German, 1815-1910), Sunset after a Storm on the Coast of Sicily, 1853, oil on canvas, 32 3/4 x 42 1/4 inches (83.2 x 107.3 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Romanticism.

 

 

James E. Buttersworth (American, 1817-1894), Ship: Valparaiso, c. 1855, oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches (60.96 x 91.44 cm), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.

 

 

John Kensett (American, 1818-1872). See Hudson River School and luminism.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet (French, 1819-1877), The Stormy Sea (or The Wave), 1869, oil on canvas, 3 feet 10 inches x 5 feet 3 1/2 inches (117 x 160.5 cm), Musée d'Orsay, Paris. See Realism.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightJean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet, Marine: The Waterspout, 1870, oil on canvas, 27 1/8 x 39 1/4 inches (68.9 x 99.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftJean-Désiré-Gustave Courbet, The Sea, 1873, oil on canvas, 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

James Hamilton (Irish-American, 1819-1878), From Sail to Steam, c. 1870s, oil on canvas, 30 x 50 inches (76.20 x 127.00 cm), Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightGustave Le Gray (French, 1820-1882), La Grande Vague, Sète, 1856-59, depicted: Sète, France, albumen silver print from glass negative, 33.7 x 41.4 cm (13 1/4 x 16 5/16 inches), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See photography.

 

 

William Bradford (American, 1823-1892), Afternoon on the Labrador Coast, 1878, oil on canvas, 28 x 48 inches (91.12 x 121.92 cm), Butler Institute of American Art, Akron, OH.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftFrederick Edwin Church (American, 1826-1900), The Icebergs, 1861, oil on canvas, 64 1/2 x 112 1/2 inches (163.8 x 285.8 cm), Dallas Museum of Art. See Hudson River School and luminism.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightWinslow Homer (American, 1836-1910), The Gale, 1883-93, oil on canvas, Worcester Art Museum, MA.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftClaude Monet (French, 1840-1926), The Green Wave, 1865, oil on canvas, 19 1/8 x 25 1/2 inches (48.6 x 64.8 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightClaude Monet, Garden at Sainte-Adresse, 1867, oil on canvas, 38 5/8 x 51 1/8 inches (98.1 x 129.9 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. See Impressionism.

 

 

see thumbnail to leftThomas Eakins (1844-1916), Drifting, 1875, watercolor on paper, collection of John Wilmerding. See realism.

 

 

see thumbnail to rightAlbert Pinkham Ryder (American, 1847-1917), Marine, no date, oil on wood panel, 8 5/8 x 17 13/16 inches, National Academy of Design, NY.

 

 

Georges Seurat (French, 1859-1891), The Port of Gravelines, 1890, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 36 1/2 inches, Indianapolis Museum of Art. See Neo-Impressionism.

 

 

Rockwell Kent (American, 1882-1971), Toilers of the Sea, 1907, oil on canvas, New Britain Museum of Art, CT.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to leftVija Celmins (Latvian-American, 1938/39-, Untitled (Ocean), 1970, pencil on paper, 14 1/8 x 18 7/8 inches (36 x 48 cm), Museum of Modern Art, NY.

 

 

 

see thumbnail to rightHiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, 1948-), Boden Sea, Uttwil, 1993, depicted: Uttwil, Switzerland, gelatin silver print, 42.3 x 54.2 cm (16 5/8 x 21 5/16 inches), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. See Japanese art.

 


When a seascape includes boats or other vessels, it may be called a marine. Parallel types of pictures are landscape, mountainscape, cityscape, moonscape, etc.

 

 

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