Maritime Painting Gallery
A Petite Gallery
Claude Lorrain, L'embarquement d'Ulysee, 1646.
Théodore Géricault, The Raft of the Medusa, 1818-1819.
William Turner, A Storm, 1823.
William Turner, Dutch Boats in a Gale.
Ivan Aivazovsky, Rescue at Sea, detail, 1872.
Winslow Homer, Perils of the Sea, 1881.
Ivan Aivazovsky, Ship in the Stormy Sea, 1887.
Return of the Bucintoro to the Molo on Ascension Day by Antonio Canaletto, 1732.
La Regata Vista da Ca'Foscari by Antonio Canaletto, ca. 1740.
Claude Monet, Impression sunrise, 1872.
Icebound Whaling Ship by William Bradford, ca. 1875.
Edouard Manet, L'Evasion de Rochefort, 1881.
Renoir, Grand Canal, Venice, 1881.
Portuguese Carracks off a Rocky Coast by Circle of Joachim Patinir, has justly been labelled the earliest known pure marine painting. Maritime painting was a major genre within Dutch Golden Age; beach-scenes of the mid-17th century by Jacob van Ruisdael played a leading part in the development of Dutch realistic landscape painting. William Turner and Ivan Aivazovsky are considered the best Maritime painters. (Turner (1775-1851) and Aivazovsky (1817-1900) met in Rome, in 1842. Turner had just seen, at an exhibition, some paintings by Aivazovsky and got literally overwhelmed). 
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