Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921) The S.S. City of Richmond at sea 21-3/4 x 36 in. (55.2 x 91.4 cm.)
Lot 136
Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen
(American, 1850-1921)
The S.S. City of Richmond at sea 21-3/4 x 36 in. (55.2 x 91.4 cm.)
Sold for US$ 28,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen (American, 1850-1921)
The S.S. City of Richmond at sea
signed, inscribed and dated 'A. Jacobsen 257 8th Av./1879' (lower right)
oil on canvas
21-3/4 x 36 in. (55.2 x 91.4 cm.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With Paul Mason Gallery, London
    Private collection, Switzerland

    LITERATURE:
    Harold S. Sniffen, Antonio Jacobsen's Painted Ships on Painted Oceans, The Mariners Museum publication 1994, illus. fig. 124.


    The City of Richmond was built in Glasgow by Tod & McGregor for the Inman Line of Liverpool, and launched on 15th February 1873. She made her maiden voyage from Liverpool to New York via Queenstown in September of that year. With her sister ship, the City of Chester she was the largest ship afloat after the Great Eastern. Built as an express passenger liner, the five year shipping depression of 1873 prevented her reaching her full potential and she was sold on to Norway in 1892.
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