Moonlight Over the Maryland State House, Looking South, in 1860
Image Size 17 1/2″ x 33″ | Price varies with condition – Call for Prices
2004 Issued Framed Print
Boston Departure: Securing the Towline, c. 1885
18 3/4″ x 28 1/2″ | $1125
It is late evening on Boston Harbor at the zenith of the Clipper Era. A few well wishers and family members have remained at the wharf to witmess the event as the ship leaves the pier in the custody of pilot and tugs.
1992 Issued Print
CHATTANOOGA: Unloading Flatboats on the banks of the Tennessee River in 1848
20″ x 31″ | $600
The craft in this view would have been built on the riverbanks of East Tennessee and loaded with produce such as corn, wheat, potatoes, preserved meat in barrels, whiskey and sometimes even coal. At certain times of the year flatboats could drift over the navigational hazards all the way to New Orleans where markets would be larger and readier.
1982 Issued Print
CINCINNATI: Moonlight on the Ohio from the Public Landing in 1880 (RARE)
19″ x 31″ | $3500
This view of the Cincinnati’s public landing by moonlight is based on the dominance of the suspension bridge and the activity at night on the busy waterfront. The entire public landing section with all its waterfront buildings has now been razed and replaced by Riverfront Stadium.
Considered America’s greatest living marine artist, John Stobart spent boyhood holidays with his grandmother in Liverpool, England, where he came to know the bustling and gritty dockside. He was taught by England’s leading professional artists after landing a scholarship to England’s Royal Academy of Art. Elected to the Royal Society of Marine Artists, Stobart moved to Canada in 1956. His first exhibition of paintings at the Kennedy Gallery in New York was an overnight sellout.
With thousands of hours of research and on-site drawings to aid him, Stobart has single-handedly captured the spirit of the golden age of American maritime commerce. Through his vision, we can sense what it must have been like to see and smell a busy wharf at dawn or marvel at the presence of ships and stores in moonlight. All who love America are indebted to John Stobart for recapturing and preserving forever the treasure of America’s maritime heritage.
Annapolis: A View from the Statehouse in 1860
In John Stobart’s Own Words…
“Annapolis has the good fortune to have survived the American trait of tearing down the old and building new. Little has changed since sailing vessels transported its people and goods up and down the coast of the Chesapeake Bay and beyond. The Statehouse stands sentinel on a hill, surrounded by buildings of lesser scale, much as St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. To obtain the view I was envisioning, I finally had to resort to the use of a helicopter to verify the positioning of the Statehouse relative to the harbor. What resulted was a view across Dickensian-looking rooftops with the harbor in the middle distance.” – John Stobart
The most celebrated view of Our City ever, John Stobart’s 1860 view of the Maryland State House over the rooftops is one of his most popular and hard-to-find prints. At the Annapolis Marine Art Gallery we acquire available copies from private collectors and auction houses – Our gallery is a good place to start when looking for examples of this sold-out print, so call us at 410-263-4100
1984 Issued Print
PITTSBURGH: Moonlight over the Monongahela in 1885 (RARE)
19″ x 32″ | $1500
The GENEVA is seen here at the Smithfield Street Landing at the conclusion of an excursion, unloading her merry-makers who, aided by the boat’s searchlight, pick their way “up the hill” toward the Monongahela House to catch trolley cars at the corner of Smithfield and Water.
1993 Issued Print
LOUISVILLE: The People’s Line Packet “Wild Wagoner” arriving at the Levee in 1868
18″ x 29″ | $450
My painting shows the young city’s Riverfront in 1868 at 2nd Street and the mouth of Beargrass Creek. The arriving Cincinnati and Louisville packet WILD WAGONER edges towards the Peoples Line wharf boat in mid-morning as people along Water Street go about their daily business.
1993 Issued Print
PITTSBURGH: Water Street by Gaslight in 1899 (RARE)
14″ x 20″ | $800
Within this view the Richardsonian Court House appears to the left, with Duquesne University tower on the bluff, center right. Below this, at the further end of Water Street is the Monongahela House Hotel and to the extreme right is the terminal of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad beside the threshold of the Smithfield Street Bridge.
1982 Issued Print
NATCHEZ: The “Rob’t E. Lee” arriving at the “Unde r-the-Hill” in 1882 (RARE)
19″ x 31″ | $3000
Beginning around 1796, Natchez enjoyed a so-called Golden Age when “cotton was king”. The colorful parade of steamboats arrived around 1819 to give Natchez an important position in the Mississippi river trade.