Showing posts tagged 19th Century

manfromjapan:

One of the four “black ships” from Commodore Perry’s squadron entering Tokyo Bay.

(Reblogged from manfromjapan)

monstresetmerveilles:

Gulick, An Ocean Myth. Nude study, 1898.

Photographie

(via A Harem of Peacocks)

(Reblogged from thehiddenscience)

 Pêche au cormoran “  …  Illustration: ‘Cormorant Fishing’ by Leon Benett, from Jules Verne’s ” Les Tribulations d’un Chinois en Chine ” [1878]

(Source: jv.gilead.org.il)

oldpainting:

Kunisada (1786-1865) - 1825 Crab on the Beach (Private Collection) by RasMarley on Flickr.

Shikishiban; 207 x 183 cm.



Utagawa Kunisada (Japanese: 歌川 国貞; also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (三代歌川豊国); 1786 – 12 January 1865) was the most popular, prolific and financially successful designer of ukiyo-e woodblock prints in 19th-century Japan. In his own time, his reputation far exceeded that of his contemporaries, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.



At the end of the Edo Period (1603–1867), Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi and Kunisada were the three best representatives of the Japanese color woodcut in Edo (capital city of Japan, now Tokyo). However, among European and American collectors of Japanese prints, beginning in the late 19th and early 20th century, all three of these artists were actually regarded as rather inferior to the greats of classical ukiyo-e, and therefore as having contributed considerably to the downfall of their art. For this reason, some referred to their works as “decadent”.



Beginning in the 1930s and 1970s, respectively, the works of Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi were submitted to a re-evaluation, and these two are now counted among the masters of their art. Thus, from Kunisada alone was withheld, for a long time, the acknowledgment which is due to him. With a few exceptions, such as actor portraits (yakusha-e) and portraits of beautiful women (Bijinga), at the beginning of his career, and some series of large-size actor head-portraits near the end, it was thought that he had produced only inferior works. It was not until the early 1990s, with the appearance of Jan van Doesburg’s overview of the artistic development of Kunisada, and Sebastian Izzard’s extensive study of his work, that this picture began to change, with Kunisada more clearly revealed as one of the “giants” of the Japanese print that he was.



en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kunisada

(Reblogged from oldpainting)

" Mermaids "  …  Artist:  Teofil Kwiatkowski  [1845] 

(Source: art-magique.blogspot.com)

" Little Sailor Boy "  …  Vintage Advertising [1899]

(Source: ebay.com)

reborn-in-the-sea:

Flying fish, pursued by dolphin (sic). 1885.

(Reblogged from thingsihappentolike)

davyjonesin:

A Wild Sea At Choshi - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)

(Reblogged from davyjonesin)
(Reblogged from adventures-of-the-blackgang)

maineinterest:

Group at Start of the 4th of July Boston Regatta, 1885, by Nathaniel L. Stebbins

(Source: historicnewengland.org)

(Reblogged from nautistar)

attempts-at-greatness:

Sailboat in the Sea, Arseny Meschersky, 1870, unknown location

(Reblogged from shipsshipships)
proust:

Found and Lost on Ebay
"Civil War - U.S.S. Ossipee Seaman - Original Unsigned CDV Photograph"
“American Civil War, authentic, original unsigned 1800s Carte-de-visite photograph featuring an ordinary seaman [Seaman Abeard” from the U.S.S. Ossipee. The unsigned photograph measures approximately 2.5 x 4 inches and is in fine condition with only slight expected signs of aging. The photograph was produced by Courrett Hermanos of Lima and has a pencil identification handwritten on the verso.”

proust:

Found and Lost on Ebay

"Civil War - U.S.S. Ossipee Seaman - Original Unsigned CDV Photograph"

American Civil War, authentic, original unsigned 1800s Carte-de-visite photograph featuring an ordinary seaman [Seaman Abeard” from the U.S.S. Ossipee. The unsigned photograph measures approximately 2.5 x 4 inches and is in fine condition with only slight expected signs of aging. The photograph was produced by Courrett Hermanos of Lima and has a pencil identification handwritten on the verso.”

(Reblogged from revoltedstates)

kafkasapartment:

Hawk, 22 July, 1891. 

(Reblogged from navalarchitecture)

onceuponatown:

Augusta Victoria, placed in service in 1889 and named for Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II, was the name ship of the Augusta Victoria series and the first of a new generation of luxury Hamburg America Line ocean liners. She was the first European liner with twin propellers and when first placed in service, the fastest liner in the Atlantic trade. She was also the first luxury liner at Hamburg America, introducing the concept of the “floating hotel”; she had a rococo stairhall, illuminated by a milky way of pear-shaped prisms and naked light bulbs clutched by gilded cherubs, a reception court choked by palm trees and a dark and gothic smoking room. In 1897 she was rebuilt and lengthened and in 1904 she was sold to the Imperial Russian Navy, which renamed her Kuban.

(Reblogged from inkfromtheoctopus)

" Mary Lacy "  …  Spent four years aboard the ‘Sandwich’ disguised as a male sailor named William Chandler … Circa 1800

(Source: librarycompany.org)