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Skiff Collection

Discover the charm of skiffs in picturesque Rockport, Massachusetts, USA. As you stroll along the waterfront, admire the colorful boats moored by Motif No

Background imageSkiff Collection: The Skiff (La Yole), 1875 (oil on canvas)

The Skiff (La Yole), 1875 (oil on canvas)
3247630 The Skiff (La Yole), 1875 (oil on canvas) by Renoir, Pierre Auguste (1841-1919); 71x92 cm; National Gallery, London, UK; French, out of copyright

Background imageSkiff Collection: Rockport, Massachusetts, USA, boats moored by Motif No. 1

Rockport, Massachusetts, USA, boats moored by Motif No. 1

Background imageSkiff Collection: Woman rowing woven skiff

Woman rowing woven skiff, Ha Long Bay (Ha-Long Bay), UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vietnam, Indochina, Southeast Asia, Asia

Background imageSkiff Collection: Randan Skiff

Randan Skiff
A RANDAN SKIFF, used on the Thames. Remarkably, it has three oars, which you might think would result in one side of the boat moving faster than the other

Background imageSkiff Collection: Boating on the River Thames, 1879

Boating on the River Thames, 1879
Illustration showing two scenes of boating on the River Thames, during the Summer of 1879. At top left, a young girl in her canoe encounters a family of swans

Background imageSkiff Collection: Abandoned Skiff, 1850. Creator: Frederic Edwin Church

Abandoned Skiff, 1850. Creator: Frederic Edwin Church
Abandoned Skiff, 1850.

Background imageSkiff Collection: A Pastoral, c1882-85. Creator: George Inness

A Pastoral, c1882-85. Creator: George Inness
A Pastoral, c1882-85. A boy in a skiff drives cattle along a stream while a young woman in white appears on a path in the distance

Background imageSkiff Collection: Sculling match for £250 between Kelley, Chambers, and Cooper...Eau Brink Cut, King's Lynn, 1865

Sculling match for £250 between Kelley, Chambers, and Cooper...Eau Brink Cut, King's Lynn, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Sculling match for £250 between Kelley, Chambers, and Cooper, in the Eau Brink Cut, King's Lynn, [Norfolk], 1865. Engraving from a sketch by Robert Elwes

Background imageSkiff Collection: Veterans

Veterans
Ludwig Riml

Background imageSkiff Collection: Sunday Evening, pub.1926 (etching)

Sunday Evening, pub.1926 (etching)
5051358 Sunday Evening, pub.1926 (etching) by Nevinson, Christopher Richard Wynne (1889-1946); Private Collection; (add.info.: Sunday Evening, pub)

Background imageSkiff Collection: Randan skiff rowing boat, 19th Century

Randan skiff rowing boat, 19th Century
Vintage engraving of a Randan skiff rowing boat, 19th Century. A randan is a boat rowed by three persons, stern and bow using a single oar each and the central person a pair of sculls

Background imageSkiff Collection: Swan upping on the Thames, 20th century

Swan upping on the Thames, 20th century. Swan upping is an annual ceremonial census of mute swans on the River Thames that dates from the 12th century

Background imageSkiff Collection: Lock Keepers House BB026082

Lock Keepers House BB026082
Lock Keepers House, Goring, Goring-on-Thames, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire. The Lock Keepers House and Goring Lock viewed from the south east with a Thames skiff in the lock in the foreground

Background imageSkiff Collection: South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana

South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana. Fishermen pushing out a boat at dawn on Copacabana beach

Background imageSkiff Collection: Wooden boat at anchorage is the epitome of simplicity. Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Wooden boat at anchorage is the epitome of simplicity. Westport, County Mayo, Ireland

Background imageSkiff Collection: Boats wait for passengers at Doo Lough, part of a national park in County Mayo, Ireland

Boats wait for passengers at Doo Lough, part of a national park in County Mayo, Ireland

Background imageSkiff Collection: Boats await skippers on Lough Carra, County Mayo, Ireland. Shrine watches over the fishermen

Boats await skippers on Lough Carra, County Mayo, Ireland. Shrine watches over the fishermen

Background imageSkiff Collection: DDE-90028622

DDE-90028622
Canada, Nunavut, Baffin Island, Kekerten Island. Kekerten Historic Park preserves whaling artifacts. Rowboat with Penny's Harbor in distance. (Large format sizes available) Date: 17/02/2010

Background imageSkiff Collection: DDE-90027428

DDE-90027428
Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman Island, Silhouette of palm trees at Sunset House Resort along Caribbean Sea Date: 14/12/2006

Background imageSkiff Collection: Skiff at a River Bank, probably c. 1645 / 1656. Creator: Allart van Everdingen

Skiff at a River Bank, probably c. 1645 / 1656. Creator: Allart van Everdingen
Skiff at a River Bank, probably c. 1645/1656

Background imageSkiff Collection: Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine (colour engraving)

Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine (colour engraving)
STC174243 Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine (colour engraving) by Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSkiff Collection: The Harbour (oil on panel)

The Harbour (oil on panel)
AGN217492 The Harbour (oil on panel) by Vernet, Claude Joseph (1714-89); 30.5x45.7 cm; Private Collection; Photo eAgnew s, London; French, out of copyright

Background imageSkiff Collection: Skiff wrecked in an Attempt to cross the Channel (b / w photo)

Skiff wrecked in an Attempt to cross the Channel (b / w photo)
1606547 Skiff wrecked in an Attempt to cross the Channel (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Skiff wrecked in an Attempt to cross the Channel)

Background imageSkiff Collection: Front cover of L Egypte by G. Ebers, published in Paris

Front cover of L Egypte by G. Ebers, published in Paris
CHT176664 Front cover of L Egypte by G. Ebers, published in Paris, 1880 (red leather and gold) by French School, (19th century); Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Background imageSkiff Collection: Skiff and Canoe for the Empress of the French (engraving)

Skiff and Canoe for the Empress of the French (engraving)
1620653 Skiff and Canoe for the Empress of the French (engraving) by Weedon, Edwin (1819-79); Private Collection; (add.info.: Skiff and Canoe for the Empress of the French)

Background imageSkiff Collection: Brig Nancy Ann of Salem leaving Naples, c. 1810 (w / c on paper)

Brig Nancy Ann of Salem leaving Naples, c. 1810 (w / c on paper)
PEM219474 Brig Nancy Ann of Salem leaving Naples, c.1810 (w/c on paper) by Corne, Michele Felice (1752-1845); 38x48.2 cm; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts

Background imageSkiff Collection: A copy of the draught from which The Bountys launch was built

A copy of the draught from which The Bountys launch was built
STC174208 A copy of the draught from which The Bountys launch was built, from A Voyage to the South Sea, by William Bligh (1754-1817), engraved by Mackenzie

Background imageSkiff Collection: Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine, from Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches

Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine, from Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches
2637001 Flying Artillery or A Horse Marine, from Greenwich Hospital, a Series of Naval Sketches, Descriptive of a Life of a Man-of-Wars Man, pub

Background imageSkiff Collection: Skiff, a bay Racehorse held by a Groom on Newmarket Heath, with John Howe

Skiff, a bay Racehorse held by a Groom on Newmarket Heath, with John Howe
CH402066 Skiff, a bay Racehorse held by a Groom on Newmarket Heath, with John Howe, the owner of the Stables, at his side, 1829 (oil on canvas) by Marshall

Background imageSkiff Collection: Ships at Sea in a Stiff Wind, 1838 (oil on panel)

Ships at Sea in a Stiff Wind, 1838 (oil on panel)
5888687 Ships at Sea in a Stiff Wind, 1838 (oil on panel) by Djixhoorn, Pieter Arnout (1810-1839); 49.8x62.7 cm; Private Collection; eLawrence Steigrad Fine Arts, New York; Dutch, out of copyright

Background imageSkiff Collection: The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872. Creator: Thomas Eakins

The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872. Creator: Thomas Eakins
The Biglin Brothers Racing, 1872

Background imageSkiff Collection: Skiffs, 1877. Creator: Gustave Caillebotte

Skiffs, 1877. Creator: Gustave Caillebotte
Skiffs, 1877

Background imageSkiff Collection: Great Skiff Race, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Great Skiff Race, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1844. Creator: Unknown
Great Skiff Race, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1844. Rowing race on the River Tyne:a grand skiff match for £ 180, was rowed between Coombes, the celebrated Thames waterman, and Henry Clasper

Background imageSkiff Collection: Nelson volunteers to board a prize

Nelson volunteers to board a prize
A scene from the life of Lord Nelson - Nelson volunteers to board a prize

Background imageSkiff Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20114089

EyeUbiquitous_20114089
Myanmar, Shan State, Lakeside house built on stilts, Inle Lake

Background imageSkiff Collection: The Skiff near the Pierced Rock, 17th century. Creator: Allart van Everdingen

The Skiff near the Pierced Rock, 17th century. Creator: Allart van Everdingen
The Skiff near the Pierced Rock, 17th century. Third state of three

Background imageSkiff Collection: Rowing past hire boats, Durham

Rowing past hire boats, Durham
Rowers race past the traditional wooden hire boats tied up on the banks of the River Wear at Durham. They are about to go under the Elvet Bridge Date: 1990

Background imageSkiff Collection: River Wear rowing, Durham

River Wear rowing, Durham
Children walk across a footbridge over the River Wear at Durham, while a rowing skiff moves below on the water Date: 1990

Background imageSkiff Collection: Sunday Evening, pub. 1926. Creator: Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889 –

Sunday Evening, pub. 1926. Creator: Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson (1889 –
Sunday Evening, pub. 1926 (etching)

Background imageSkiff Collection: Purse Seinors Catching Salmon, Seattle, Washington, USA

Purse Seinors Catching Salmon, Seattle, Washington, USA. A purse seine is a large wall of netting deployed around an entire area or school of fish

Background imageSkiff Collection: USA, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Chatham, Fishing boat moored in Chatham Harbor

USA, Massachusetts, Cape Cod, Chatham, Fishing boat moored in Chatham Harbor

Background imageSkiff Collection: Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, England; Empty Boat Floating In The North Sea

Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, England; Empty Boat Floating In The North Sea

Background imageSkiff Collection: Weathered Fishing Boat On Shore, Holy Island, Bewick, England

Weathered Fishing Boat On Shore, Holy Island, Bewick, England

Background imageSkiff Collection: A Skiff Rests On The Banks Of The Kvichak River At Night, Bristol Bay Region, Southwest Alaska

A Skiff Rests On The Banks Of The Kvichak River At Night, Bristol Bay Region, Southwest Alaska

Background imageSkiff Collection: The Sun Rises Through Fog Over The Kvichak River In Autumn With A Skiff In The Foreground

The Sun Rises Through Fog Over The Kvichak River In Autumn With A Skiff In The Foreground, Bristol Bay Region, Southwest Alaska

Background imageSkiff Collection: British Army in Mesopotamia, the creek at Basra, 1916

British Army in Mesopotamia, the creek at Basra, 1916
A view of the creek at Basra, showing British soldiers hiring a ballam or skiff during the First World War. Date: 1916

Background imageSkiff Collection: Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Skiff Boattail Speedster

Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 Skiff Boattail Speedster

Background imageSkiff Collection: Thames Police (formerly called Wapping Wharf, 1859, (1903). Artist: James Abbott McNeill Whistler

Thames Police (formerly called Wapping Wharf, 1859, (1903). Artist: James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Thames Police (formerly called Wapping Wharf, 1859, (1903). From The Pall Mall Magazine Volume XXXI, edited by George R. Halkett. [Editorial and Publishing Offices, London, 1903]




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Discover the charm of skiffs in picturesque Rockport, Massachusetts, USA. As you stroll along the waterfront, admire the colorful boats moored by Motif No. 1, a beloved landmark that has inspired countless artists. One such masterpiece is 'The Skiff (La Yole), ' painted in 1875 on canvas, capturing the essence of tranquility and simplicity. Imagine yourself rowing a woven skiff gracefully across calm waters, feeling at one with nature's serenity. Or perhaps you prefer the thrill of a Randan Skiff, designed for speed and agility on rivers like the Thames in 19th-century England or even Washington's waterways in North America. Skiffs have played significant roles throughout history - from transporting British Army personnel during World War I in Mesopotamia to being cherished vessels for veterans seeking solace and camaraderie. Even today, their timeless appeal endures as they dot various landscapes worldwide. Travel to South America's vibrant Brazil and find yourself enchanted by Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach scene where skiffs add an extra touch of coastal allure. Picture yourself basking under the warm sun while watching these elegant boats gently glide through crystal-clear waters. Whether it be exploring historic towns like Rockport or embarking on thrilling adventures down rivers and creeks around the world, skiffs continue to captivate hearts with their versatility and beauty. From Lock Keepers House BB026082 to DDE-90028622 photographs capturing their essence perfectly – let your imagination set sail into a world filled with endless possibilities.