Maritime Pictures

Maritime Art demonstrates the vital role played by the sea in the history and economy of the globe, from the 17th century to the present day. The paintings that we sell reflect not only this importance, but also a diversity of subject matter, encompassing large naval battles, merchant shipping in exotic locations, and modern yacht racing.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in Maritime Art, Christie’s has been the recognised leader in the field since the establishment of the sales. Our unrivalled expertise has seen us regularly setting world auction records, as well as 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 biannually in conjunction with Sporting & Wildlife Art and Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art sales, in order to maximise buying across the categories.

We invite you to contact one of our specialists if you are interested in buying or selling, or would like free advice about your property.