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Paintings "Maritimes"

Marine painting depicts seashores and seas, mostly with ships, as well as harbors, naval battles and fishermen scenes. These marine paintings are also known as sea pieces. Marine painting developed into a variation of landscape painting, and developed into a distinct variation in the 16th century in the Netherlands and blossomed in the 17th century. Nevertheless, the concept of marine painting first appears in the 19th century. Sea captain paintings are a particular rarity among sea pieces. This concerns ship portraits which were painted specially for certain ships.