Masterworks of Marine Painting - New Bedford Whaling Museum

Masterworks of Marine Painting

Masterworks of Marine Painting

Braitmayer Family Gallery

Opened: June 1, 2019

Closed: October 11, 2019

The paintings in Masterworks of Marine Painting were a selection of the finest oil paintings of maritime scenes in the Museum’s collection.

The works primarily depict whaling in the Eastern Arctic by artists James Wilson Carmichael [a.k.a. John Carmichael,] William John Huggins, John Ward of Hull, and William Bradford.

There are also a couple of sperm whaling scenes by John Ward and Samuel Walters, an Arctic whaling scene by Clifford W. Ashley, a major seascape by Charles Henry Gifford, a ship portrait by Charles Sidney Raleigh and another by Thomas Buttersworth. It’s a quiet and contemplative gallery.