Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
The S.S. Westernland at sea signed lower right "Antonio Jacobsen/Hoboken, NY" oil on canvas 30 x 50 in. (76.2 x 127 cm.)
Literature: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist, Addenda List Number 2, Smith Gallery, 1994, pp. 76-77, #11 for a listing of this painting.
The S.S. Westernland was built by Laird Brothers, Birkenhead, England in 1884 for the Red Star Line of Antwerp. She had principal dimensions of LOA: 440 feet, Beam: 47 feet, and a gross tonnage of 5,736 tons. She served Antwerp-New York route under a British flag. She was scrapped in 1912.
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