Welcome to this website where you will find for sale OVER 230 images  of the nautical scene of the period 1805 - 2005

 

A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF PICTURES IN MY STOCK ARE OF SCENES OF DREADNOUGHTS  AND  BATTLEFLEETS AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1914-1918: MANY OF THESE HAVE BEEN IN PRIVATE HANDS AND HAVE NOT UNTIL NOW APPEARED FOR SALE IN RECENT YEARS.

You will not have seen most of these pictures before as the vast majority of the originals from which the reproductions are made are from private collections and have been amassed by me from a variety of sources. They are mostly concentrated around the ships of the Royal, Commonwealth & Dominion Navies that strutted their stuff in the early to mid 20th century and are painted by artists who quite clearly know their subject to perfection.

Because originals are not within wallet’s reach of everyone and are of necessity unique, impeccable reproductions of many of them are also available from me, some in limited editions as small as 6 copies only. The majority are made to order by a specialist in London and are on canvas or heavy paper (depending on the original’s medium) and most of these fine art prints can be tailored in size to clients’ specifications: they are not only available at original size which with today’s houses are often too big!  Collected by museums, serious students of naval history, private buyers, they are not, in any sense, mass produced and you are asked to contact Maritime Prints (see "contact/order" box at head of this home page) to discuss, by telephone or email, your particular and specific requirements. I am emphatically not a "add to my shopping basket" business!

Richard Cosby LVO, Sherborne, Dorset, UK
Director, Maritime Prints

HMS EMPEROR OF INDIA AT SCAPA FLOW, DECEMBER 1918

HMS EMPEROR OF INDIA at Scapa Flow, December 1918

(MP403). Wood, Frank Watson (1862-1953).
watercolour signed and dated 1921 (LR)

BATTLESHIPS IN A BIG SEA, 1920S - 30S

Battleships in a Big Sea, 1920s - 30s

(MP390). Neville Sotheby Pitcher (1889-1959).
oil on canvas signed (LL) and annotated (LL) " A Breeze in The Bay"

THE FIFTH BATTLE SQUADRON AT WINDY CORNER, JUTLAND, MAY 31ST 1916

The Fifth Battle Squadron at Windy Corner, Jutland, May 31st 1916

(MP388). Miscellaneous.
Pencil drawing "from details supplied by eye-witnesses". Signed H E Frecker…

HMS ARK ROYAL LYING TO A BUOY, 1970S

HMS ARK ROYAL lying to a buoy, 1970s

(MP386). Miscellaneous.
Pencil drawing by Keith Bacon

BRITISH BATTLESHIPS IN HEAVY WEATHER

British Battleship in Heavy Weather

(MP384). C E Turner (1883-1965).
In the manner of Charles E Turner: monochrome oil on canvas

HMS ARK ROYAL REURNS TO SEA - SEPTEMBER 2006

HMS ARK ROYAL Reurns to Sea - September 2006

(MP379). Mandy Shepherd (1960 - ).
Watercolour signed Mandy Shepherd (lower right) amd with vignettes (ARK's…

BATTLE CRUISERS IN ACTION

Battle Cruisers in action

(MP356). Miscellaneous.
Watercolour, unsigned or dated

THE ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA: CUT- AWAY DRAWING OF 1954 BY G H DAVIS

The Royal Yacht BRITANNIA: cut- away drawing of 1954 by G H Davis

(MP350). Miscellaneous.
oil painting. signed

HMS KENT FLYING PAYING OFF PENNANT 1930S

HMS KENT flying paying off pennant 1930s

(MP345). Commander Eric Tufnell RN (1888-1979).
Watercolour signed and annotated HMS KENT

BATTLE OF JUTLAND: BOY SEAMAN JACK CORNWELL EARNING HIS VC ABOARD HMS CHESTER

HMS CHESTER's Boy Seaman Jack Cornwell earning his VC

(MP332). Arthur James Wetherall Burgess (1879-1957).
Oil painting on board and signed Arthur J Burgess (LR)

THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND: AS HMS QUEEN MARY BLOWS UP, THE DESTROYERS ARE UNLEASHED

The Battle of Jutland: destroyers unleashed as HMS QUEEN MARY blows up

(MP328). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1926 (lower left)

BATTLE OF JUTLAND VETERAN: THE GRAND FLEET DREADNOUGHT HMS TEMERAIRE KEEPING THE SEAS

Grand Fleet Dreadnought Keeping the Seas - HMS TEMERAIRE

(MP327). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1924

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, INDIAN OCEAN, WW2

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH, Indian Ocean, WW2

(MP316). Commander Eric Tufnell RN (1888-1979).
Watercolour, signed

PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR: BIRDS EYE VIEW C.1885

Portsmouth Harbour: Birds Eye View c.1885

(MP311). Miscellaneous.
An original hand coloured reproduction c.1885 of a scarce original wood…

HMS COLLINGWOOD LEAVING PLYMOUTH, SUMMER 1914

HMS COLLINGWOOD Leaving Plymouth, summer 1914

(MP309). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1914 and annotated HMS COLLINGWOOD Leaving…

HMS IRON DUKE, 1915: JELLICOE'S FLAGSHIP

HMS IRON DUKE during World War 1: C-in C's flagship

(MP306). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1915 (LR)

THE GERMAN HIGH SEAS FLEET LYING AT SCAPA FLOW, DECEMBER 1918

German High Seas Fleet lying at Scapa Flow, December 1918

(MP305). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1924 (LR) and annotated "The Great Surrender…

BATTLE OF JUTLAND VETERAN: HMS LION OF THE GRAND FLEET AT SCAPA FLOW, DECEMBER 1918

HMS LION at Scapa December 1918

(MP302). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Original watercolour signed and dated 1920 with artist's pencilled comments…

HMS KING GEORGE V AND THE 3RD BATTLE SQUADRON

HMS KING GEORGE V and the 3rd Battle Squadron

(MP289). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
watercolour, signed and dated

TON CLASS MINESWEEPER AND PATROL BOAT

Ton Class Minesweeper and Patrol Boat

(MP288). Leslie A Wilcox, RI, RSMA (1904-1982).
oil on canvas, signed lower right. Undated but the event painted is 1975

HMS CENTURION RUNNING TRIALS, 1914

HMS CENTURION running trials

(MP286). Oscar Parkes OBE MB Ch B (1885-1958).
Watercolour on board signed and dated 1914 (LR); annotated The Turning Trial…

HMS REPULSE 1930S (MAX COSBY)

THE BATTLE CRUISER HMS REPULSE

(MP276). Miscellaneous.
Watercolour signed but undated

SUBMARINES PASSING HMS VICTORY IN PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR C. 1912

SUBMARINES IN PORTSMOUTH HARBOUR

(MP226). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Etching signed in original hand.

HMS REPULSE OFF RIO DE JANEIRO, SEPTEMBER 1922

HMS REPULSE OFF RIO DE JANEIRO, SEPTEMBER 1922

(MP216). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1923

HMS HOOD AT SEA 1923

HMS HOOD AT SEA 1923

(MP215). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1923.

HMS QUEEN MARY AT PORTSMOUTH

HMS QUEEN MARY AT PORTSMOUTH

(MP214). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1913.

HMS JUTLAND AT MALTA, NOVEMBER 1951

HMS JUTLAND AT MALTA, NOVEMBER 1951

(MP213). Commander Eric Tufnell RN (1888-1979).
Watercolour signed and inscribed "HMS JUTLAND Malta Nov 1951".

HMS REVENGE AT SCAPA FLOW, DECEMBER 1918

HMS REVENGE  AT SCAPA FLOW, DECEMBER 1918

(MP211). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1918 and inscribed "HMS REVENGE" and "Scapa…

HMS JUPITER ON A FILTHY DAY

HMS JUPITER ON A FILTHY DAY

(MP210). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated ’10; inscribed verso "1905-1906 HMS Jupiter".

FLOWER CLASS CORVETTE HMS CROCUS IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC, WINTER 1940

Flower class corvette hms crocus in the north atla

(MP209). Commander Eric Tufnell RN (1888-1979).
Watercolour signed and inscribed "HMS Crocus Winter 1940".

HMS ST VINCENT SAILING FROM PLYMOUTH ON THE EVENING TIDE, 1913

PLYMOUTH 1913  HMS ST VINCENT SAILS ON THE EVENING TIDE

(MP206). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1913 and inscribed "HMS ST VINCENT".

BRITANNIA'S WEATHER!

BRITANNIAS WEATHER!

(MP199). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Watercolour (unsigned, but provenance supplied by Sotheby’s, London: "Given by…

BATTLE CRUISERS IN FILTHY WEATHER

BATTLE CRUISERS IN FILTHY WEATHER

(MP198). Charles Dixon RI (1872-1934).
Watercolour signed (LL) Charles Dixon and annotated "Best wishes for 1910 to…

FLEET REVIEW 1935 THE ROYAL SALUTE THUNDERS OUT

FLEET REVIEW 1935  THE ROYAL SALUTE THUNDERS OUT

(MP196). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour heightened with white, signed and dated "Frank W Wood 1935" (LR)…

BATTLE OF JUTLAND: HMS BARHAM, MALAYA, WARSPITE AND VALIANT OF THE 5TH BATTLE SQUADRON

Battle of Jutland:  HMS BARHAM, MALAYA, WARSPITE AND VALIANT of the 5th Battle Squadron

(MP191). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1920

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 1941- 44

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH 1941  44

(MP186). John Hamilton MC (1919-1993).
Oil painting on board. Signed (LR) but not dated.

IRON DUKE CLASS DREADNOUGHTS AT SEA

IRON DUKE CLASS DREADNOUGHTS AT SEA

(MP185). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1919 (LL).

HMS DREADNOUGHT, PORTSMOUTH, 1908

HMS DREADNOUGHT, PORTSMOUTH, 1908

(MP183). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1908

BATTLE CRUISERS IN ACTION: DOGGER BANK JANUARY 1915

BATTLECRUISERS IN ACTION WWI

(MP174). Irwin Bevan (1852-1940).
Watercolour signed (LL), undated

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH AT SEA -SUNSET

HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH AT SEA -SUNSET

(MP169). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1922. Annotated verso "QE at Sea - sunset"

SUBMARINES IN THE CHANNEL, PRE-WORLD WAR 1

SUBMARINES IN THE CHANNEL

(MP170). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Watercolour signed and annotated Submarines in the Channel.

HMS AMETHYST BREAKS OUT OF THE YANGTZE RIVER

HMS AMETHYST BREAKS OUT OF THE YANGTZE RIVER

(MP168). Commander Eric Tufnell RN (1888-1979).
Watercolour signed and annotated "HMS AMETHYST 30th July 1949".

HM YACHT VICTORIA & ALBERT

HM YACHT VICTORIA & ALBERT

(MP163). Rowland Langmaid (1897-1956).
Watercolour signed and annotated HM Yacht Victoria & Albert (LR)

HMS HOOD WORKING UP TO FULL POWER, JULY 1923

HMS HOOD WORKING UP TO FULL POWER- JULY 1923

(MP158). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1923.

FLEET REVIEW 1922, OFF TORBAY: HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH SPEEDS PAST THE KING!

FLEET REVIEW 1922, TORBAY

(MP136). .
Monochrome with body colour, signed.

HMS HOOD, HMS RENOWN & HMS REPULSE: A FALLING GLASS AND A RISING SEA

HMS HOOD, HMS RENOWN & HMS REPULSE: A FALLING GLAS

(MP133). .
Watercolour signed R A de S Cosby and dated 07

HMY BRITANNIA WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET, 2ND MAY 1954

HMY BRITANNIA WITH THE MEDITERRANEAN FLEET, 2nd  M

(MP134). Ossie Jones (1947 -).
Watercolour signed and dated 2007

FIRST COMMAND

FIRST COMMAND

(MP129). Commander A M Hughes OBE RN ( - 1932) and others..
Pen and watercolour

H M YACHT VICTORIA & ALBERT, SOLENT, 1911

H M YACHT VICTORIA & ALBERT,  SOLENT, 1911

(MP118). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour, signed and dated 1911

HMS CANADA AT SEA, 1918

HMS CANADA AT SEA, 1918

(MP112). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1918

FLEET REVIEW 1935 SILVER JUBILEE: THE HEAVY SQUADRONS AT ANCHOR (R LANGMAID)

FLEET REVIEW 1935  SILVER JUBILEE: THE HEAVY SQUADRONS AT ANCHOR

(MP109). Rowland Langmaid (1897-1956).
Etching, signed

HMS INDOMITABLE, INFLEXIBLE, INVINCIBLE AND INDEFATIGABLE, 1911

HMS INDOMITABLE, INFLEXIBLE, INVINCIBLE and INDEFA

(MP106). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1911

HMS REPULSE WEARING THE PRINCE OF WALES' STANDARD

HMS RENOWN with Court Flags

(MP104). Rowland Langmaid (1897-1956).
Oil on canvas signed

HMS DELHI, HMS DAUNTLESS, HMS DANAE, HMS DRAGON AND HMS DUNEDIN 1ST LCS, HOME FLEET

HMS DELHI , HMS DAUNTLES, HMS DANAE, HMS DRAGON an

(MP090). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1922 and annotated by Cull, in pencil, with the…

JUTLAND: HMS TIGER AND BATTLE CRUISERS AT WINDY CORNER, 31ST MAY 1916

HMS TIGER AND BATTLE CRUISERS AT WINDY CORNER, 31S

(MP089). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Watercolour signed and annotated

THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND: HMS MARLBOROUGH GOING INTO ACTION

HMS MARLBOROUGH GOING INTO ACTION AT JUTLAND

(MP084). Irwin Bevan (1852-1940).
Watercolour signed not dated.

HMS TEMERAIRE 1912

HMS TEMERAIRE AT SUNSET

(MP080). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1912

A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE (SSN) OFF HOLY ISLAND

A NUCLEAR SUBMARINE (SSN) OFF HOLY ISLAND

(MP078). Vice Admiral Sir Roderick Macdonald (1924-2003).
Oil painting on canvas signed not dated.

AUGUSTE BALLINS FOUR SCENES OF TRAFALGAR. 7.00 PM

AUGUSTE BALLINS FOUR SCENES OF TRAFALGAR. 7.00 PM

(MP077). Auguste Ballin (1842-after 1899).
Four separate oil paintings on canvas all dated 1875 and showing four phases…

THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR 2.30 PM AND HMS VICTORY

THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR  2.30 PM

(MP075). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Oil on canvas; signed.

HMS VANGUARD OFF MALTA, 1949

HMS VANGUARD OFF MALTA, 1949

(MP060). Miscellaneous.
Watercolour signed and dated ’99. Each print signed by the artist.

HMS TIGER, PRINCESS ROYAL, LION, WARRIOR, DEFENCE AND ONSLOW AT JUTLAND 1916

HMS TIGER, PRINCESS ROYAL, LION, WARRIOR, DEFENCE

(MP058). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Etching, signed.

FLEET REVIEW 1935 SILVER JUBILEE: THE KING LEADS THE 1ST BATTLE SQUADRON, MEDITERRANEAN FLEET, TO SEA

FLEET REVIEW 1935  SILVER JUBILEE: THE KING LEADS THE 1ST BATTLE SQUADRON, MEDITERRANEAN FLEET, TO SEA

(MP051). Rowland Langmaid (1897-1956).
Etching proof copy signed not dated.

HMS IRON DUKE, HMS VICTORY AND HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH - THREE GREAT FLAGSHIPS

HMS IRON DUKE, HMS VICTORY AND HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH

(MP048). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1920

HMS INFLEXIBLE AT THE TIME OF JUTLAND - SUMMER 1916

HMS INFLEXIBLE AT THE TIME OF JUTLAND - SUMMER 1916

(MP041). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1921.

HMS REVENGE COMING OUT OF A SQUALL, 1924

HMS REVENGE COMING OUT OF A SQUALL, 1924

(MP039). Charles Pears (1873-1958).
Oil painting signed not dated.

HMS HOOD SAILS FROM PORTSMOUTH, SUMMER1935

HMS HOOD sails from Portsmouth,  Summer1935

(MP033). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1935 and annotated "HMS HOOD leaving Portsmouth."

THE FIRST BATTLE SQUADRON OF DREADNOUGHTS, 1910

THE FIRST BATTLE SQUADRON OF DREADNOUGHTS, 1910

(MP027). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Oil painting signed and dated 1911 (annotated "AB Cull ‘11")

HMS CHESTER IN ACTION WITH THREE GERMAN LIGHT CRUISERS, 31 MAY 1916

HMS CHESTER IN ACTION WITH THREE GERMAN LIGHT CRUI

(MP019). W L Wyllie (1851-1931).
Etching, signed

HMS COLLINGWOOD ENTERS PLYMOUTH, 1915

HMS COLLINGWOOD ENTERS PLYMOUTH, 1915

(MP015). Frank Watson Wood (1862-1953).
Watercolour signed and dated 1915

THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND: HMS WARSPITE IN ACTION, 31 MAY 1916: THE RUN TO THE NORTH

The Battle of Jutland: HMS WARSPITE In Action, 31 MAY 1916: the Run to the North

(MP006). Irwin Bevan (1852-1940).
Watercolour signed not dated

THE BATTLE OF JUTLAND: HMS WARSPITE IN TROUBLE AT WINDY CORNER, 31 MAY 1916

HMS WARSPITE IN TROUBLE AT WINDY CORNER, JUTLAND,

(MP005). Irwin Bevan (1852-1940).
Watercolour signed not dated

BATTLE OF JUTLAND VETERANS: HM SHIPS IRON DUKE, MARLBOROUGH, EMPEROR OF INDIA &, BENBOW

HMS IRON DUKE, HMS MARLBOROUGH, HMS EMPEROR OF IND

(MP001). Alma Claude Burlton Cull (1880-1931).
Watercolour signed and dated 1928