As part of its upcoming Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art sale on 8 July, Christie’s London are auctioning a series of important maritime fine art works which are perfect for a superyacht art gallery. Of particular interest to those with a fondness for nautical history, the works include depictions for original J Class yacht Endeavour, Lord Colville’s schooner Volage and a number of impressive military vessels. Click through to see our pick of the best.
Finished shortly before John Atkinson Grimshaw’s death in 1893, Starboard Light is often seen as the culmination of the artist’s myriad experiments on the effects of light. Highly influenced by the Nocturne series of his friend and neighbour James McNeil Whistler, this atmospheric twilight scene of a ship against the horizon is a quintessential piece by one of Britain’s great painters.
Starboard Light (1892) by John Atkinson Grimshaw
Estimate £30,000 - £50,000, place bid here