Emil Ekman

Marine Scene With Fishing Boats

Emil Ekman

Marine Scene With Fishing Boats

This rhythmical seascape by Swedish artist Emil Ekman (1880-1951) depicts a static fishing boat under a majestic sky. In near-darkness, with the morning breaking, they begin their daily ritual.

Ekman’s spirited portrayal seeks to capture more than the event itself. With expression, gesture and free-flowing brushwork, he imbues the scene with a sense of poetry. It’s early and the boat is at one with nature, its furled sail penetrates the sky. The nets are dropped, an age-old tradition, as another day unfolds off the Swedish coast.

Can you imagine the artist sketching this as he looked across from a nearby sailboat? Moving with the undulation of the waves as he rested his sketchbook on one knee.

Ekman often painted marine scenes - he loved the ocean and admired those that relied upon it.

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"Such a beautiful piece. The colours wash over you."

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 79½” x 49½” / 202cm x 126cm
Year of creation: c. 1940
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £3,585 achieved for an oil painting in 1990.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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