15 January 2009,
Price realised USD 10,625
USD 12,000 - USD 18,000
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.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 14 October 1977, lot 38.
Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist, New York, 1984, pp. 244-245, no. 3.
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