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This is a Limited Edition Iris Giclee Print on Canvas of the Painting S.S. EL SIGLO by Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921) It is #40 of 450 in the Premier Edition. This reproduction is produced directly on the canvas using state of the art Iris Giclee printing technology. It has been treated for ultraviolet protection and hand varnished in the manner of the original to provide additional surface protection and authenticity. Born in Copenhagen, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobson came from the family of violin makers, but passed up the family business to emigrate to the United States of America at the age of(21) twenty-one. Living near New York, by 1880, he had established himself as a very successful ship portraitist. Spanning the transition from sail to steam, he provided a record of almost all ships, American or European that called at the port of New York. While his paintings are meticulous and traditional in format, his attention to detail and feeling for individual character prevent his portraits from becoming mere stereotypes. Jacobsen was very prolific and painted until the year before his death. His paintings are in more than 70 museums worldwide including The Mariner's Museum in Newport News, Virginia, The Peabody Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and The Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Connecticut. The S.S. El Siglo was a American Flag ship in service from 1901-1934. Built by The Newport News Shipping and Dry-Dock Company for the Morgan Line,she was 397.7 Feet Long, displaced 4508 Tons, and had a width of 48.3 feet with a draft of twenty-six (26) feet. In this painting, the ship sits perfectly in the water and gives a strong sense of power moving smartly under a gray sky. Her name on the bow and the Morgan insignia on the stack identify the ship. This is an outstanding and typical Jacobsen from this period. CARE and HANDLING: While this replica has been specially coated to protect against the effects of sunlight, like any other fine work of art,care should be taken to avoid displaying it in direct sunlight over long periods of time. Clean with a damp cloth or sponge to remove dust and dirt.

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