Carl Ludwig Bille, Seascape With Ships & Turbulent Sea

Carl Ludwig Bille, Seascape With Ships & Turbulent Sea

This dramatic 19th-century seascape by Danish artist Carl Ludwig Bille (1815-1898) depicts several sailboats buffeted by waves. The predominant ship leans towards its port side - a Danish flag flutters in the wind.

Bille was a master of marine scenes and spent many years offshore studying the conditions first hand. Underpinning his work was a passion for sailing and respect for those working at sea. His son, Vilhelm, and grandson, Willy, also became marine painters.

Signed in the lower left and framed.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 47” x 35” / 120cm x 89cm
Year of creation: 1876
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £28,356 achieved for an oil painting in 2000.

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