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A Selection of antique Ship Portraits and Marine Paintings with New York background

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Tug boat painting by Antonio Jacobsen

Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the two-masted American Tug Boat "Ocean King - L. Luckenbach 8 South St. NY" 1886, the vessel from New York is shown under full steam at fair weather - Oil on canvas - 56 x 92 cm (22x36 inch) - signed, inscribed with title and address and dated good condition, period frame Private Collection USA

Note: The Screwtug "Ocean King" was built 1884 at Neafie & Kevy in Philadelphia for L. Luckenbach in New York City. It measured 109.0 x 21.0 x 12.5 and is listed with 201 tons. The sketch for this ship is in the Jacobsen index (please refer to Sniffen p. 224 No. 10) and held in the Mariners` s Museum, VA. A similar painting (or this painting) is listed itself under No. 11 in this book. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations

Thomas Willis painting

Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1925) - Ship Portrait of a large American Sailing Yacht at sea, ca. 1895 - the vessel is approaching to the viewer under nearly full speed, a coastline and an American Pilot boat in the background - Oil on canvas (sea, sky and background) with ship worked out in silk and velvet (embroidery) on the original stretcher, under glass, dimensions 33 x 55 cm (13 by 21 1/2 in), with frame 46 x 69 cm (18 by 27 in) - signed, with monogram "T.W." - cleaned and in good condition - Private Collection, Northern Germany

Note: The three-masted Yacht is flying the American Yacht Ensign as well as 3 signal flags on the last mast, on the second mast is the house flag of the owner visible and on the first mast is the ensign of the Yacht Club (not yet been identified). This was not a racing yacht but a large pleasure and cruising yacht of an American Millionaire. Please also note the numerous crew members on board. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.

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Antonio Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) - Ship Portrait of the American Red Star Liner "Finland" in New York Harbor off the Statue of Liberty 1906, the vessel is starting its transatlantic voyage to Antwerp (Belgium), signed and dated "A. Jacobsen 1906" lower left, Oil on canvas laid down on panel, 56 x 91 cm (22 x 36 in), good condition - Private Collection USA

Note: A sketch and smaller oil of the Finland by Jacobsen is in the Mariners Museum (VA) - please refer to Sniffen. The Passenger "Finland" was in service for the Red Star Line New York from 1902-1928. Click here or on the image to see larger illustrations.

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Thomas Willis (American, 1850-1925) - Portrait of the German Steamer "S.S. Capua of Hamburg, Capt. John Sperling", ca. 1900, the vessel with auxilliary sails shown at fair weather and under full sail of an American coastline - inscribed with title lower left - Oil on canvas with silk and velvet applications - 20 1/2 by 32 1/4 inch. (52 x 82 cm) - outstanding condition (under glass, therefore very well preserved) - Private Collection Norway
Thomas Willis was a contemporary of Antonio Jacobsen in New York (they did also co-operate occasionally). He is well known for his ship portraits of merchant shipping and yachts around the turn of the century and represented in several Maritime Museums in the USA. Click on photo to enlarge.

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