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Pride Of Baltimore

Photograph pride of baltimore
26 x 36
Original painting for sale
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24 x 36
Original Sold
Limited Edition Lithographs available

The original Pride of Baltimore was designed by Thomas Kemp and launched on December 12, 1812. She was one of the fastest sailing ships of all time. Under the command of Capt. William Wade she captured eleven enemy vessels and under Thomas Boyle, her next commander, twenty three. Her legacy continues in the reconstructed Pride of Baltimore.

The Emma Giles was the fulfillment of a dream of William Eliason, the new president of the Tolchester Steamboat Company. He advertised the first excursion aboard the "Palace Steamer Emma Giles" for Monday, May 25,1887. She sailed from Pier 16 Light Street in Baltimore with a passenger capacity of 2,500. A round trip was 50 cents and supper was 50 cents. The Emma Giles was the primary mode of transport across the Chesapeake Bay.

Baltimore artist, Frank Nicolette developed a love for the water early in his childhood. Its mystery and ever changing moods sparked a desire in the boy to become a marine artist. Living close to the Chesapeake Bay allowed him to paint daily the ever-changing beauty and grandeur of God's creation. Determined to conquer the restless sea with his brush and paint, Nicolette's style of "wet water" has become his signature in the oil painting community. The still waters of a sheltered harbor, the surging power of breakers on the rocks and the shimmer of light reflected on water, all evoked a challenge to the young artist. He successfully mastered this expressive
imagery and depicted the complexity of the sea. It was inevitable that his love of the sea would lead Nicolette to study the ships that sailed upon it.

Mr. Nicolette studied for four years at the LeMillet School of Art followed by three years with Baltimore artist W. Reginald Watkins.

Privileged acquaintance Leonard Lane provided guidance on the use of reflections and lighting which can be seen in many of Nicolette's works. The Civic Center, Annapolis Art Festival, Center Club and Gibson Island are a few examples of his many art shows, exclusively featuring his renown work. Many of his paintings are in private collections, including the City of Baltimore, the American Oil Co. and Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Frank Nicolette
Captivating the art community, he was featured on the cover of Shipmates the Navel Academy Alumni Magazine and the Port of Baltimore Magazine. His painting of the U.S.F. Constellation was used for the U.S. F. Constellation Foundation, Inc. brochure cover. The publishers of Eugene Fergusen's Truxton of the Constellation (with forward by James Michener) selected Mr. Nicolette's painting for the jacket of the book.

A great loss to his family, friends and the art community, Frank J. Nicolette deceased of a tragic brain tumor, November 19, 1985, while preparing for an art show. Mr. Nicolette's signature was replicated from his first print New Day On the Chesapeake. The original Emma Giles recently sold for $30,000. The original Pride of Baltimore is still available. Limited Edition Prints of Mr. Nicolette's two paintings, The Pride of Baltimore and Emma Giles, are now available for $100 each.

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