James A Flood original marine art paintings portray sailing vessels, ocean liners, tall ships and 20th century ships of war. Many of our pages contain points of interest and links leading to additional information. For those intersted in nautical decor, art prints are available for purchase as lithographs, canvas or art paper reproductions. Original paintings are available when specified. Please see the selection of his work in Original Paintings and Prints.
In this painting, SS Liberté is portrayed slowly pulling past the skyline of New York in 1954. She has slowed down slightly to enable the tug in the foreground, which is turning in towards her, to drop off
some late arrivals for the voyage to France. Among the passengers are two stars from the movie Sabrina, Humphrey Bogart and Audrey Hepburn, best known as Bogie and Sabrina. Many movie scenes were made that involved SS Liberté, perhaps the best known being the 1954 movie Sabrina. The beautiful liner makes her appearance in several scenes but is best known as the romantic
backdrop for the well-known deck scene with Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild and Humphrey
Bogart as Linus Larrabee.
In this painting Sabrina and Linus are observed in a fiction-into-fiction anniversary celebration, where they ceremoniously ride the family tug, now named the Sabrina Larrabee, to board SS Liberté for yet another voyage to France.
Here Jim's artwork depicts the sinking of the Spanish Treasure Fleet in three scenes: Above the flagship Noestra del Carmen y San Antonio (formerly HMS Hampton Court) is portrayed in the midst of the storm, other fleet ships failing in the distance.