Original Francois Carlebur II (Dutch 1821-1893) watercolour, signed by the artist, bottom right. Shows a full-rigged sailing ship setting off to sea. Carlebur has lots of auction history, with works selling at Christie's and Bonham's.
Francois Carlebur II (Dutch 1821-1893) was a Dutch artist working primarily in watercolour on art with a maritime theme. He became a pupil of Johannes Christiaan Schotel (Dordrecht, 1787-1838) at the age of sixteen or seventeen. His early commissions were ship portraits, after which he went to Paris to learn photography from Louis Daguerre (Cormeilles, 1787-Bry-Sur-Marne, 1851).