Iconic Old Salts In Paintings

Source: Marine Cafe

On the great and sometimes crazy stage we call shipping, few players are more interesting than the old salts, the lobos de mar—men who cut their teeth on boats and know, as did Polish-British novelist and sea captain Joseph Conrad, that “there is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.” The following six iconic paintings shine the spotlight on these hardy souls.

The Old Sea Dog, watercolour, 1888
Henry Scott Tuke, English painter and photographer (1858–1929)


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