Ships on Paintings

1988. AUSTRALIA. Maritime Heritage - The Romance of Sail

Sailing ships played a vital role in the transport of people and goods in Australia until the late nineteenth century. In the 1850s the clippers reduced the duration of the voyage by many weeks and introduced new standards of passenger comfort.

Flying Cloud, Marco Polo, Chusan, Heather Belle

Flying Cloud, Marco Polo, Chusan, Heather Belle

 Australia, 1998. Marco Polo.

The stamps reproduce ships from the following paintings:

  • J. Scott. 'Flying Cloud' off Whitby, 1871. Australian National Maritime Museum.
  • Thomas Robertson. Marco Polo, 1859. The Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria.
  • Charles Dickson Gregory Chusan. The Trobe Collection, State Library of Victoria.
  • Artist unknown Heather Belle c. 1860. Crowther Collection, State Library of Tasmania.

Stamps design: Brian Sadgrove, Melbourne. FDC's design: Sandra Harman, Australia Post Graphic Design Studio.

OTHER SHIPS WORLDWIDE

Sailing Ships of the Adriatic Sea

Eber, by Vasa Ivankovic
Madre Mimbelli, by Antoine Poux.

Sailing Boat, by Gorch Fock

Cuxhaven, by J. Bottiger-Altona

A Ship, by Jan van Beeck, 1679

 Katharina von Blankenese, by P.Holm

 
  • Yugoslavia. Sailing Ships of the Adriatic Sea: 1. The classic Greece sailing ship. 2. Roman sailing ship. 3. Crusade sailing ship, 13th Century. 4. Nava of Dubrovnik, 16th Century. 5. French sailing ship, 17th Century.
  • Yugoslavia. Dubrovnic Maritime Museum. Eber, by Vasa Ivankovic. Madre Mimbelli, by Antoine Poux.
  • Paraguay. Sailing Boat, by Gorch Fock. Cuxhaven, by J. Bottiger-Altona. A Ship, by Jan van Beeck, 1679. Katharina von Blankenese, by P. Holm.

Background: Harbour of Amsterdam, by Ludolf Backhuyzen, Vienna, Austria.

 

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