New York/New Jersey/Denmark, 1850-1921

Passenger steamship Yale of the Metropolitan Steam Ship Company.

Signed and dated lower right 'A. Jacobsen, 1908'.

Kennedy Galleries, New York.
A private collection.
Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August 2001.
Acquired from the above at that sale by the Kelton Foundation

See Antonio Jacobsen - The Checklist
by Harold S. Sniffen (Sanford & Patricia Smith Galleries, Ltd., N.Y., 1984), p. 308-309, #6 for a listing of this painting.
Built along with her sister Harvard, Yale originally was built for the run from Boston to New York, known as the "Cape Cod" run. These were only the second and third steam turbines ever constructed in the United States. In 1911, both ships came to the West Coast, chartered by the Pacific Navigation Company, and provided four trips per week between Los Angeles and San Francisco. From 1916 to 1920 they served as troop ships, shuttling wartime personnel across the English Channel. In 1920, they returned to the West Coast under the flag of the newly formed Los Angeles Steamship Company. In 1931 LASSCO was taken over by Matson Navigation. Yale continued alone under the Matson flag until 1936 when service ended. Laid up until 1940, Yale again served as a troop transport during World War II, this time in the Aleutian Islands. After the war she was used as a floating barracks for a construction firm and was finally scrapped in 1949.

From the Kelton Collection of Marine Art & Artifacts.
Oil on board, 18" x 28". Framed 25.5" x 35.75".
Condition: Overall excellent condition. Under UV examination there is a small area of restoration in the upper right sky and a minor spot retouching to the sea. The painting is ready to hang.

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  • Dimensions: Oil on board, 18" x 28". Framed 25.5" x 35.75".

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