Forster, William James, 1851-1891 :S. S. Red Jacket. [ca 1870].
Shows portrait of the American-built "Red Jacket" passenger ship, with three small triangular sails, and a steam funnel, making its way through a moderate swell on grey water. The sky is overcast and threatening. The ship has a grey hull with red highlights. Some six passengers stand at various points on the deck.
This work may have had the signature W. Forster added. Although it resembles Forster's style, John Crowder, an expert in marine painting suggests that it may be the work of a prolific Neopolitan ship painter, Luigi Roberto
Other Titles - [Roberto, Luigi] fl 1870s-1890s :S. S. Red Jacket [ca 1870]
Inscriptions: Recto - beneath image - [Title]; Recto - bottom left - W. Forster
Quantity: 1 watercolour(s).
Physical Description: Gouache, 372 x 525 mm.
Provenance: Purchased at Dunbar Sloane's Maritime auction, Thursday 28 May 1998, lot 46.
Access restrictions: Partly restricted - Please use surrogate in place of original
Format: 1 watercolour(s), Works of art, Gouaches, Marines (Visual works), Gouache, 372 x 525 mm., Orientation: Horizontal imageSee original record
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