EXPRESS PASSENGER LINER CITY OF PARIS
Four Times Blue Riband Winner
From the Original Oil on Canvas.
ANTONIO NICOLO GASPARO JACOBSEN (Danish / American 1850-1921)
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INMAN AND INTERNATIONAL LINER, CITY OF PARIS AT SEA
A SUPERB EXAMPLE OF NA¤VE MARINE ART
One of Jacobsen's finest
works. The attention to detail is outstanding.
S.S. City of Paris, a
twin screw, express passenger liner was built by J. & G. Thomson of
Scotland and launched on 20th October 1888. At the time of her maiden
voyage in April 1889 she was the largest ship afloat. She had a long, eventful and varied career on the trans-Atlantic
run becoming a four times Blue Riband winner in the process - her best
Atlantic crossing (2,782 nautical miles) in October 1892 took 5 days, 14
hours and 24 minutes at an average speed of 20.7 knots (24 mph).
In 1893 she was
transferred to American Line, registered under the American flag and renamed "Paris". During the 1898
Spanish-American War she was chartered by the U.S. Navy taking the
temporary name "Yale", reverting back to "Paris" at the end of the war and
returning to trans-Atlantic work. After her rebuild following the The
Manacles incident (see below) she was renamed "Philadelphia". In
1917 she was requisitioned by the U. S. Navy, renamed "Harrisburg" and
used as a WWI troop carrier until the end of 1918. Returned to her owners
in December 1919 and reverting to her former name of "Philadelphia" she continued
on the Atlantic run for another 9 months. The now elderly and out-dated
ship was sold in 1922 to new owners who intended her for use in the
Mediterranean but almost immediately their finances collapsed and as a
result in 1923 she was sold for scrap at Naples, eventually being broken
up at Genoa.
An almost catastrophic
mishap occurred on 25th March 1890 when, under full power, her
starboard propeller shaft sheared causing an engine to self-destruct with parts piercing bulkheads and hull. She was out of
service for a year whilst undergoing extensive repairs. This was not to be
her only misadventure. In May 1899 she ran aground on The Manacles off
Cornwall, England from whence she was re-floated, towed to Belfast,
repaired, refitted with new engines and twin smoke stacks. It seems the
more names a vessel has, the unluckier she becomes.
PAPER EDITION - Limited Edition of 100.
16 x 30 inches (406 x 762 mm).
Overall Sheet: 24 x 36 inches
(610 x 914mm )
FINE ART CANVAS
EDITION - Limited Edition of 25.
16 x 30 inches (406 x 762 mm).
Printed on canvas: 24 x 36 inches (610 x 914mm).
Please allow an additional 3 days for delivery for the Canvas Edition
(1) The original oil painting is 32 x 60 (813 x 1,524 mm).
(2) The paper edition image size can be adjusted to fit your specific framing requirement.
(3) The water, dust and abrasion resistant canvas should be put on a stretcher or
laid on backing board before framing. It will not need to be under glass.
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after printing. Do not order a stretcher or frame until you have
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(5) If you wish and at no extra cost, the canvas print will be
finished with Hahnemuhle satin varnish to make it suitable for unprotected
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