Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
The S.S. Henry B. Smith at sea signed, dated and inscribed "Antonio Jacobsen 1907/31 Palisades Av., W. Hoboken, NY" oil on masonite 12 x 42 in. (30.4 x 106.6 cm.)
Literature: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist, Addenda List Number 2, Smith Gallery, 1984, pp. 30-31, #25 for a listing of this painting.
The Henry B. Smith was an American Great Lakes ore carrier built by American Shipbuilding in Lorrain, Ohio in 1916 for W.A. Hagwood & Co. of Cleveland, Ohio. She had principal dimensions of: LOA: 525 feet, Beam: 55 feet and a gross tonnage of 6,631.