Maritime Art demonstrates the vital role played by the sea in global history and economy, from the 17th Century to the present day. The paintings that we sell reflect not only this importance but also the diversity of subject matter of the genre, encompassing large naval battles, merchant shipping in exotic locations, and modern yacht racing.
With nearly 30 years’ experience in Maritime Art, Christie’s have been the recognized leader in the field since the establishment of the sales. Our passion for the field, unrivalled expertise, extensive international client base and knowledge of the market has seen us regularly setting world auction records and achieving exceptional prices for paintings by artists such as Montague Dawson, John Wilson Carmichael, Peter Monamy, Francis Holman, Charles Brooking, Thomas Luny and Jamie Medlin.
Christie’s Maritime Art sales are held bi-annually in conjunction with Sporting & Wildlife Art and Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art sales, in order to maximize buying across the categories.
As market leaders in the field, we invite you to contact one of the Specialists listed below if you are interested in buying or selling, or would like free advice for your property.