John Stobart Book: American Maritime Paintings of John Stobart
This book by John Stobart presents a magnificent collection of maritime art by America's most popular contemporary marine painter. here are over 70 full color reproductions of paintings by Stobart, as well as numerous halftones and drawings. Together they recapture the halcyon days when our clipper ships and whalers plied the world's oceans, and our rivers and lakes echoed with steamboats chugging to the pulse of a growing nation. Each large full color painting reproduced in the book is accompanied by Stobart's commentary, setting the scene in its historical context and revealing his own personal reaction to it.