WELCOME TO INVALUABLE
Be the first to know about
the latest online auctions.
Please enter a valid email address (name@host.com)
Sign Up »
PS: We value your privacy
Thank you!
 
 
Want to learn more
about online auctions?
Take a Quick Tour »
 
Invaluable cannot guarantee the accuracy of translations through Google Translate and disclaims any responsibility for inaccurate translations.
Show translation options

Lot 464: Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American)

Louisiana Purchase Auction - Day 2 of 3

by Neal Auction Company

December 3, 2016

New Orleans, LA, USA

Live Auction

Antonio Jacobsen (1850-1921) Please Register/Login to access your Invaluable Alerts

Sold
  • Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American)
  • Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American)
  • Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American)
  • Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American)
  • Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American)
   
Looking for the realized and estimated price?

Description: Antonio Jacobsen (Dutch/American, 1850-1921), "Schooner Blakely", 1919, oil on board, signed and dated lower right, "New York Frames & Pictures, N.Y.C." label en verso, 20 in. x 35 3/4 in., period frame. Provenance: Descended in the family of Captain Lemuel Alton Scott (1879-1945). Note: Antonio Jacobsen, known as the most prolific American marine painter, immigrated from his hometown of Copenhagen to New Jersey at just 18 years old. Situated across New York Harbor from Manhattan, Jacobsen had significant access to the ships waiting at port and was known for accuracy in his works. The depiction offered here of the Blakely, a schooner built by the Hall Brothers of Bainbridge Island, WA, incorporates this meticulous attention to minutiae, with detailed rigging and billowing sails. In 1919, the Blakely was purchased and refitted with modern conveniences in Tacoma, WA, by Lemuel Alton Scott; the schooner brought lumber to Washington state and then was loaded with sugar to bring to the Atlantic coast. Captain Lemuel Scott worked with his brother, Jewett McLaughlin Scott (1873-1929), for the J.M. Scott & Bros. Company in the Bank of Mobile Building, Mobile, AL. The brothers worked as lumber exporters, shipyard owners, and merchants with alternate locations in New York, NY and Bluefields, Nicaragua. The Scott brothers were born on Cayman Brac, one of the Cayman Islands in the British West Indies. A ship captain, Lemuel Scott moved his family to Mobile, AL in 1912 – the brothers owned many ships such as the Blakely, the Hilbert L. Smith (also offered in this sale), the Salem, and the Mabel Gale. The Scott brothers’ business was a profitable one; ships with their wares sailed throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, South America, the West Indies, and Europe. Ref.: National Marine Number Shipping. Vol. 11. New York: Shipping Publishing Co., Inc., 1920; The Morning Oregonian. Portland, OR. Thursday, May 15, 1919.

Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
 
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)
Lot title
$0 (starting bid)