• Important American Furniture,  auction at Christies

    Sale 2287

    Important American Furniture, Folk Art, Silver & Chinese Export

    21 - 25 January 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 115

    Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921)

    The Steamship Lotta

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921)
    The Steamship Lotta
    signed and dated 'A. Jacobsen 1899' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    22 x 37 in.


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    Provenance

    Captain Herman D. Bulwinkle, South Carolina
    Elbert Herman Bulwinkle, South Carolina
    Thence by descent to the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF CAPTAIN HERMAN D. BULWINKLE

    Before bridges were built across the various waterways dividing the Carolinas, vessels such as the ones depicted in lots 115 and 116 were used to transport people, products and wares throughout the Southern states. Lotta and Clarence transported people and good from Union Wharf in Charleston, South Carolina and stopped along the route ending at Andell's Bluff. According to family tradition, Steamship Captain Herman D. Bulwinkle (1863-1931) navigated each steamship, Clarence in 1889 and Lotta in 1899, from South Carolina to New York by way of the intercoastal waterway to have them painted by Antonio N.G. Jacobsen. The result of the commissioned paintings are the two following lots which have been passed down through three generations in the Bulwinkle family.