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Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921)
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JOHN J. MCMULLEN
Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921)

The Famous Clipper Dreadnought

Details
Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (1850-1921)
The Famous Clipper Dreadnought
signed and dated Antonio Jacobsen 1917 lower right and titled Famous Clipper "Dreadnought" lower left
oil on board
16 x 23¾ in.
Literature
Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen-The Checklist (New York, 1984), line 25, pp. 92-93.

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Lot Essay

The Clippership Dreadnought, built to transport passengers and cargo as quickly as possible between New York and Liverpool was launched by Currier & Townsend from Newburyport, Massachusetts in 1853. Antonio Jacobsen painted this vessel at least twenty-five times, returning to depict the famous ship which broke the New York to Liverpool crossing with a record ten day trip. After crossing the Atlantic twenty times, the Dreadnought was nearly sunk in 1863 during its final crossing.
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