Arts

From Ship to Shore: Maritime & Coastal Paintings from the 19th Century to Present

Exhibition of paintings at New Hampshire Antique Co-op

      MILFORD– New Hampshire Antique Co-op presents From Ship to Shore: Maritime and Coastal Paintings from the 19th Century to Present, an exhibition and sale of paintings that ­captures the impressive beauty and intensity of the ocean, maritime harbors, working ports and coastal beaches.

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John Whorf (1903-1959), Lobstermen, gouache on paper

The exhibition is on view from October 15, 2022 through February 28, 2023. A wine and cheese reception will be held on Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend and enjoy an autumn afternoon of art and antiques. 

      Featured artists from the nineteenth century to the present include: James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894), William Stanley Haseltine (1835-1900), Robert Salmon (1775-1844), Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921), Warren Sheppard (1858-1937), Harry Aiken Vincent (1861-1931), Arthur Vidal Diehl (1870-1929), Hayley Lever (1876-1958), Elliott Candee Clark (1883-1980), Tod Lindemuth (1885-1976), Aldro Thompson Hibbard (1886-1972), Emile Gruppe (1896-1978), John Whorf (1903-1959), Brian Coole (b. 1939), William Davis (b. 1952) and more.

      For centuries, marine art has captured the power of the sea and stunning coastal scenes, as well as the craftsmanship of ships and busy maritime ports, reflecting the importance of overseas trade and naval power. This brought about the first career marine artists, whose

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techniques and traditions have been passed down even to the present day. From the 1800s and on, as European marine artists moved to America’s port cities and American artists worked to capture coastal ports and seascapes, the marine art genre flourished. 

William R. Davis (b. 1952), Drifting in Light Wind, oil on panel

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James Edward Buttersworth (1817-1894), A Gaff Rigged Racing Cutter, oil on canvas

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Emile A. Gruppe (1896-1978), Morning Gloucester, oil on canvas

      From Ship to Shore: Maritime and Coastal Paintings from the 19th Century to Present exhibition encompasses all three galleries at New Hampshire Antique Co-op. Visit the Focus Gallery on the first floor to view nineteenth-century artwork and nautical items. Then climb the stairs in the Tower Gallery, filled with Impressionist paintings of ships, harbors, seascapes and beach scenes.

The exhibition extends to the Upstairs Gallery, featuring a collection of nineteenth-century maritime and ship portrait paintings.

      New Hampshire Antique Co-op is a destination shop for fine art, period furniture, porcelain, silver, collectibles, jewelry and more. It is one of the largest group antique shops in the state and was established in 1983 by the Hackler family. The shop features more than 200 dealers and was named "Best of New England" by Yankee Magazine and "Best of New Hampshire" by New Hampshire Magazine. New Hampshire Antique Co-op is located 1.5 miles west of the Milford Oval at 323 Elm Street in Milford, New Hampshire. For more information, call (603) 673-8499 or visit online at nhantiquecoop.com or facebook.com/nhantiquecoop. The shop is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.