Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
The clipper ship Young America under full sail signed and dated lower right "Antonio Jacobsen/1911"" oil on board 22 x 36 in. (55.8 x 91.4 cm.)
Literature: Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist, Smith Gallery, 1984, pp. 308-312, for listings of other paintings by Jacobsen of this vessel. This painting will be submitted to the Mariner's Museum for inclusion in a future edition of the Checklist.
A three-masted wooden extreme clipper ship built in 1853 by William H. Webb, New York, for George B. Daniels, New York. Her principal dimensions were: LOA: 243ft, Beam: 43ft-2in, Draft: 26ft-9in, and tonnage: 1439 tons. She was known as an able, seaworthy and long lived ship. Between 1853 and 1880 she made numerous passages between New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. She went missing in 1886 after she entered the Atlantic oil trade.