The Art of the Boat—Photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection

Art of the Boat ExhibitNowhere else is the power, drama and beauty of wind, sail and sea captured so brilliantly. Comprising nearly one million photographs, the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport is the largest single collection of maritime photography in the world.

The Art of the Boat: Photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection honors the family that helped define maritime art photography. The Rosenfeld Collection includes images of steam yachts, naval vessels, powerboat races, leisure activities and every America’s Cup Race from 1885 to 1992.

These stunning works of art, caught in time by two generations of the Rosenfeld family, capture the essence of the maritime experience.

The photos in the exhibit feature a platinum palladium print process that dates back to 1875 – a process that has perfectly preserved some of the earliest photographs, and the process of choice for museum curators worldwide. Each print demonstrates a rich tonal range, heightened detail and a luminous quality that seems painted. 

Now, you can see the finest Rosenfeld photographs in this specially curated exhibit, by visiting our online store in The Art of the Boat Prints,

You may purchase the The Art of the Boat exhibit book in our online store in Books & Journals.

Art of the Boat Book

You may purchase Silver, Pigment or Platinum prints of any of the 40 photographs in this exhibit. We describe the differences between these print types in our Fine Art Prints page.  

To view the selection and place an order, visit the Rosenfeld Collection Store ~ The Art of the Boat Prints.

If you would like more information, please call us at 860-572-5383 or send an email to