JOSEPH HONORE MAXIME PELLEGRIN (FRENCH, 1793-1869), SHIP GARONNE OF BALTIMORE… LEAVING THE PORT OF MARSEILLES 1845

$9,800

Title

Ship Garonne of Baltimore… Leaving the Port of Marseilles 1845

Medium

Mixed media including watercolor, gouache, pen and ink on paper

Details

Signed and dated “Pellegrin Marseilles 1845,” lower right

Sight size: 19 ½ x 24 ¼”

Frame size: 30 ¾ x 25 ¼” 

About the Artist

Joseph Honore Maxime Pellegrin (French, 1793-1869)

Pellegrin was a noted contemporary and competitor of the Roux family of ship painters, working out of the French port of Marseilles. Marseilles was a thriving coastal city, serving as a popular port of call for commercial ships from throughout the world as they passed into and out of the Mediterranean. While their ships lay at anchor in Marseilles, many captains took the opportunity to have their vessels memorialized by the legions of marine painters who offered their services as ship portraitists. Pellegrin was one of the city's more prominent painters of ships in the 19th century, his work, which was similar to that of the Roux family, characterized by strict standards of accurate depiction. He adhered to the format of the profile view, often showing a vessel at anchor in a calm harbor, and he generally employed a light palette to imply bright sunshine.