Stephen Jack Fine Art

DEREK GEORGE MONTAGUE GARDNER, RSMA

13th February 1914 – 11th February 2007

ART FOR SALE

 
Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: After the Gale<br>The 98 Gun Ship St George bound for Copenhagen 1801
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

After the Gale
The 98 Gun Ship St George bound for Copenhagen 1801

Watercolour
12 x 20 inches

 

Derek George Montague Gardner: The Action between United States and Macedonian - Beginning
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Action between United States and Macedonian in the mid Atlantic,
25th October 1812.
The beginning of the engagement.


Signed
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches

(see Gardner's painting of the conclusion of this battle,
also showing below on this web page)

  

Derek Gardner was the leading British maritime painter of the 20th century. He was a self-taught artist who became a master of his art by virtue of his ability to convey the colour, the luminosity and all the drama of the wind and sea. More than this, he was unique in his ability portray ships with great accuracy and an attention to detail that was the result of many hours of painstaking research and preparation.

He came to international notice from 1968 when he began exhibiting with Robert Jack & Stephen Jack at the Polak Gallery in London. In the years from 1968 – 1999 the majority of Derek Gardner's paintings – over  400 works in all -  were sold at the Polak Gallery.

A series of seven highly successful one-man exhibitions took place at the Polak Gallery - 1972, 1975, 1978, 1982, 1987, 1990 and 1995 - each exhibition accompanied by a splendid catalogue where Derek documented all the works on display. The location in central London meant that the Gardner paintings were finding a large enthusiastic audience from all parts of the world, most notably in the USA.

 
Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: The Tea Clipper Taitsing, September 1866
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Tea Clipper Taitsing, September 1866

Oil on canvas
28 x 39½ inches

Exhibited: Royal Society of Marine Artists 1989
    Polak Gallery, London, 1992

 
Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: The 74-gun ship-of-the-line SUPERB off the Isle of Wight 1779
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The 74-gun ship-of-the-line SUPERB off the Isle of Wight 1779

Watercolour
10¼ x 14 inches

 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  The Action between United States and Macedonian
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Action between United States and Macedonian in the mid Atlantic,
25th October 1812
Conclusion of the action

Signed
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches

SOLD

(see Gardner's painting of the commencement of this battle,
also showing above on this web page)

 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting Western Squadron
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

"The Western Squadron" , Indefatigable, Jason, Concorde and Duke of York (lugger) leaving Falmouth, April 1795.

Signed
Oil on canvas
12 x 30 inches

SOLD

  
 Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: 'Dreadnought', American Packet, St George's or Red Cross Line of New York
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

'Dreadnought', American Packet, St George's
or Red Cross Line of New York

Oil on canvas, signed
61 x 81.5 cm (24 x 32 in)

 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  Reunion and Crescent
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The capture of the "Reunion" by the "Crescent", 17th October 1793.

Signed
Oil on canvas
24 x 36 inches

SOLD

  


Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  Clan Mackenzie
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

Clan Mackenzie running under full sail

Signed
Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches

 


Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  Randolph
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The American Continental 32-gun frigate "Randolph"
at Charleston, South Carolina, August 1777


Signed
Watercolour 9 x 14 inches

 

Derek Gardner loved to portray the great square rigged sailing ships of the 19th Century and 20th century. Often he gave these paintings titles like “The Record Breaker” and “Fast Sailing” reflecting his view of these fast and sleek vessels, which Derek could portray so well by capturing all the elements of wind, sea and speed.
In addition to these paintings of the great clipper ships racing over the seas, Derek's greatest passion was in portraying the naval ships of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Derek explained that this interest started at a relatively young age when he read the “Life of Nelson”. He loved painting the ships and battles from the Nelson era; so much so that at the age of 91 his final exhibition was devoted almost entirely to Nelson's ships. Today Derek Gardner is widely recognised as the leading marine artist of his era and his work continues to fascinate collectors on both sides of the Atlantic. His work is in a number of public collections including the National Maritime Museum at Greenwich, the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth, the museums in Bermuda and Tenerife and in many private collections worldwide.

  


Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  Tea Clipper Taeping
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Tea Clipper Taeping

Signed and dated 1966
Oil on canvas 24 x 36 inches

 

Derek George Montague Gardner: Indefatigable
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HBM frigate "Indefatigable" off the Citadel, Plymouth


Signed
Watercolour
13 x 20½ inches
 

Gardner Serpent
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HBM 16-gun sloop "Serpent" escorting a
West Indies convoy, 1789.


Signed
Watercolour
8 x 12 inches
 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting Salamandre
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The French bomb ketch Salamandre, 1752

Signed
Watercolour

9 x 13 inches

 
Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: The Close of the Battle of St Vincent, 14 February 1797
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Close of the Battle of St Vincent, 14 February 1797

Watercolour 10 x 17½ inches. Signed & Dated 1990.

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Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: HM frigate Medusa, 32 guns
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HM frigate Medusa, 32 guns

Watercolour
7¾ x 12¾ ins

 
Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: His Britannic Majesty's 38-gun frigate IMPERIEUSE, Captain Lord Cochrane, engaging the grounded French 50-gun ship CALCUTTA in the Basque Roads on 12th April 1808
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

His Britannic Majesty's 38-gun frigate IMPERIEUSE, Captain Lord Cochrane, engaging the grounded French 50-gun ship CALCUTTA in the Basque Roads on 12th April 1808

Watercolour
10 x 15 inches
Commissioned from the artist in 2001

 
Artist: Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA; Painting: The Victor at Pondicherry, July 1803
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Victor at Pondicherry, July 1803

Signed watercolour
7½ x 10½ inches

Exhibited: Polak Gallery, 1982

 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting Aqilton and Pallas
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Frigates AQUILON 32 and the PALLAS 32 at anchor
in Tor Bay, 1795


Watercolour 9¼ x 14¼ inches

 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting Agamemnon
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

AGAMEMNON, 3rd Rate, 64 Guns

Watercolour
9¼ x 14 inches

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Gardner Diamond

Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HBM 38-gun frigate "Diamond" leaving Spithead

Signed
Watercolour
4¼ x 7½ inches
  

Gardner Albermarle

Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HBM 28-gun frigate "Albemarle",
Captain Horatio Nelson, commander from 1781 - 1783.


Signed
Watercolour 4¼ x 7½ inches
 

Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting HMS FISGARD, 38, & the French frigate IMMORTALITE
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HMS FISGARD, 38, & the French frigate IMMORTALITE, 40
20th October 1798


Watercolour 11 x 15 inches

 
As the world's leading specialist in the paintings of Derek  George Montague Gardner, RSMA we are always interested in acquiring paintings by this exceptional marine artist as we have clients willing to pay top prices for his work.

Our website is the best online resource featuring the work of Derek Gardner, showing paintings that are currently for sale, an archive of some of the works we have sold together with details of publications and literature about the artist.

   


Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  Fast Sailing; The tea clipper Halloween
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

Fast Sailing; The tea clipper Halloween

Oil on panel 11 x 16 inches
First exhibited Polak Gallery 1982, cat 17

SOLD

 

Derek George Montague Gardner: Norman Court
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

The Norman Court – Clipper

Signed & dated 1991
Watercolour 9¼ x 13¼ inches

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Derek George Montague Gardner: Conquoror
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

H M 74 Gun Ship "Conqueror" off Portugal, Nov 1807


Watercolour 13 x 19 inches

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Derek George Montague Gardner: His Britannic Majesty's 38-gun ship Spartan
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

His Britannic Majesty's 38-gun ship "Spartan"

Watercolour
12 x 19 inches

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Derek George Montague Gardner: HMS Kenya, Air Attack on Convoy to North Russia, 1942
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HMS Kenya, Air Attack on Convoy to North Russia, 1942


Signed and inscribed on reverse with title
Oil on canvas
18 x 24 inches

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Artist: Derek Gardner; Painting  Nelson's Albemarle
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

Nelson's Albemarle, 28-gun frigate, ex "Menagere"

Oil on panel
11¾ x 15¾ inches

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Derek George Montague Gardner: Thunderer Derek George Montague Gardner RSMA

Thunderer & Robust "Off Bell Isle"

Oil on board 6 ¼ x 9¾ inches

SOLD

 
Derek George Montague Gardner: Boreas Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

HBM 28-gun frigate Boreas off the Island of Nevis, 1787

Oil on board 16 x 12 inches

SOLD

 


Artist: Derek Gardner Battle cruisers in the Forth
Derek George Montague Gardner, RSMA

Battlecruisers of the First World War in the Firth of Forth, May 1916

Signed
Oil on panel 10 x 30 inches

SOLD

 
Derek Gardner Archive

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