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    Sale 2129

    Maritime Decorative Arts

    15 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 212

    Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)

    The S.S. Philadelphiaof the Inman Line

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
    The S.S. Philadelphiaof the Inman Line
    signed, inscribed and dated 'ANTONIO JACOBSEN. 1907 31 PALISADE AV. WEST HOBOKEN NJ' (lower right)
    oil on board
    22 x 35¾ in. (55.9 x 90.8 cm.)
    Painted in 1907.


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    The S.S. Philadelphia was built in 1889 by J. & G. Thomson, Ltd. in Glasgow, Scotland, weighing 10,786 tons and measuring 527ft x 63 ft, and was rigged with three masts and two funnels. Her first voyage as Philadelphia was from Southampton to New York on August 31, 1901. As the U.S.S. Philadelphia, she served as a troop transport for the United States during World War I. She resumed regular service in March of 1920 and was scrapped in Italy in 1923.

    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 October 1977, lot 38.


    Literature

    Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist, New York, 1984, pp. 244-245, no. 3.