Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
The Norwegian bark Friedig at sea under reduced sail, 1903 signed and dated Antonio Jacobsen 1903 (lower right) oil on canvas 22 x 36 in. (55.9 x 91.4 cm.)
LITERATURE: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen The Checklist, Paintings and Sketches by Antonio N.G. Jacobsen, Smith Galleries Ltd., New York, in association with the Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, 1984, p.126-7 but only noted as a sketch. Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen The Checklist, Addenda List Number 2 [Addenda List 1 was incorporated into the 1st edition of the main checklist in 1984], Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Virginia, 1994, p. 26-7.
The Norwegian wooden bark Friedig was built by J.R. Andersen at Grimstad, Norway, in 1897. Owned by O.T. Tonnevold of the same port, she was registered at 551 tons gross (496 net) and measured 154 feet in length with a 32 foot beam.