Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
Tugboat James J. McGuirl at sea signed and dated lower right "Antonio Jacobsen/1908" oil on board 15-1/2 x 28 in. (39.3 x 71 cm.)
The tugboat James J. McGuirl was built in Brooklyn, New York for the Shamrock Towing Company. She had principal dimensions of LOA: 79.3ft. x Beam: 20ft. x Draft: 9.6ft., and a gross tonnage of 85. The James J. McGuirl was active from 1892-1954.
Literature: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen The Checklist, Smith Gallery, 1984, pg. 159, #26 & 27 for a listings of drawings in the Mariner's Museum.