Book Review: ‘August Lasczky and Sons: Painters of Baltic ships’ by M. Jankiewcz-Brzostowska and P. Skanse,

By Duncan Connors, published November 2022


Today, if one were to research and look for an image of a particular merchant vessel, they would only have to go online. However, prior to the creation of the internet or indeed, the creation of the camera, shipping companies relied upon portraiture to promote their fleet. During the age of sail, when vessels were away from their home port for many years, this was of great importance. August Lansczky and Son: Painters of Baltic ships should be of great interest to anyone interested in Victorian ship portraits and the book opens a window on an interesting world via the artistry of an enigmatic individual and his sons…

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