Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
A side-wheel steamer rounding a bend in the Hudson River
signed and dated 'Antonio Jacobsen' and dated 1910 (lower right)
oil on board laid down onto board
56 x 91cm (22 1/16 x 35 13/16in).
- This picture has been authenticated by Anthony Peluso Jnr. from a photograph.
He thinks the steamboat is likely to be the 'Onteora' 'There are three relevant facts that attached to this Catskill Evening Line steamboat. First, Jacobsen was known to visit the Marvel Yards at Newburgh, just north of the Highlands and did sketch and paint portraits of boats being built there, including Onteora in 1909. Mariner's Museum and San Francisco Maritime Museum hold examples. Second, the Catskill Evening Line Onteora sailed regularly with travelers visiting the Catskill Mountains' wonders. And finally, Jacobsen is known to have vacationed in the vicinity of the Helderberg Mountains in the Catskills and could naturally have taken the Onteora and, perhaps, have been inspired by its passage through the Highlands'.