Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
The ship El Rio at sea signed lower left "A. Jacobsen 1897/31 Palisade Av. West Hoboken N.Y." oil on canvas 22 x 36 in. (55.8 x 91.4 cm.)
Literature: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist, Smith Gallery, 1984, pp. 100-101, #33 for a listing of this painting.
The S.S. El Rio was an American screw steamer built in 1893 by the Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company for the Morgan Line. She had principal dimensions of LOA: 380.5ft x Beam: 48ft x Draft: 23.9ft. She was active from 1893-1922.