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Lot #135
Sold For$19,000.00(hammer price)
 $22,800.00(price including buyer's premium)
Last UpdatedOctober 15, 2016


New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921

The steamship S.S. Servia. Outstandingly detailed deck, rigging and hull, complete with figures on deck, the American flag flying from the foremast, the Cunard houseflag on the main mast and an English flag on a flagpole off the stern. Signed and dated lower right A. Jacobsen 1882 705 Palisade Av. West Hoboken, NJ". Housed in a 23kt gold leaf frame.
See Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist by Harold S. Sniffen (Newport News, Va.: The Mariners' Museum, 1984), p. 274.

Jacobsen painted the
Servia three times; one version is currently in the collection of the Philadelphia Maritime Museum.

Note: The 515-foot
Servia was built in 1881 by J.G. Thompson of Glasgow and was active until 1902. She was owned by the Cunard Steamship Company and sailed out of Liverpool.
Oil on canvas, 24" x 60". Framed 36" x 76"."


Restored and canvas lined to repair an H-shaped tear and puncture in sky at left. Small lines of in-paint in and around area of rear sail, and additional areas of scattered in-paint.

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