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John Stobart’s Artistic Legacy: Honfleur, The Lieutenance

May 17, 2024

John Stobart‘s name is synonymous with the mastery of maritime artistry, and our latest offering, Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor, is a captivating testament to his legacy. Here, we’ll delve into the significance of this newly available work and explore the enchanting world it encapsulates.

Stobart, born in 1929 and sadly passing in 2023, left behind a rich tapestry of artistic brilliance that continues to inspire admirers worldwide. His ability to portray the timeless allure of maritime landscapes with unparalleled precision has earned him a place among the most revered artists of his generation.

A painting of Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor by John Stobart. a new maritime offering

John Stobart “Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor”

Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor, stands as a poignant example of Stobart’s prowess. Measuring 12 x 16 inches on canvas, this oil painting transports viewers to the picturesque harbor of Honfleur, France. Through Stobart’s expert brushstrokes, the scene comes to life, inviting spectators to immerse themselves in its tranquil beauty.

What sets Stobart apart is not merely his technical skill but also his profound understanding of history and place. Every detail in The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor speaks to Honfleur’s rich maritime heritage. From the weathered facades of the buildings to the graceful arc of the boats, each element is rendered with meticulous care, capturing the essence of this historic port town.

Moreover, the framed dimensions of 18.125 x 22.125 inches ensure that the painting commands attention, making it a striking centerpiece for any art collection. And with Stobart’s signature and the date of creation—1992—emblazoned in the corner, this work serves as a tangible link to the artist’s enduring legacy.

For those eager to delve deeper into Stobart’s creative process, the accompanying reference to his instructional video, The Pleasures of Painting Outdoors with John Stobart, offers invaluable insight. This WorldScape Productions gem provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Stobart’s world, allowing enthusiasts to witness firsthand the techniques and inspirations that shaped Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor.

As for the price tag—$48,000.00—while it may seem steep to some, it reflects not only the intrinsic value of the artwork itself but also the rarity of owning a piece by a master such as Stobart. For collectors, investing in a Stobart original is akin to acquiring a piece of maritime history—a timeless treasure to be cherished for generations to come.

In conclusion, Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor stands as a testament to John Stobart’s enduring legacy. With its masterful depiction and ability to transport viewers to distant shores, this painting is more than just a work of art—it’s a portal to a place where the sea whispers tales of adventure and the wind carries the scent of salt and dreams.

To experience the magic of Honfleur, The Lieutenance from the Inner Harbor firsthand, don’t miss the opportunity to watch the full WorldScape video featuring this extraordinary painting below (or click here). Allow yourself to be swept away by Stobart’s vision, and embark on a journey of discovery unlike any other.



To view all of the available works by John Stobart, click here.