Forster, William James, 1851-1891 :S. S. Red Jacket. [ca 1870].

Forster, William James, 1851-1891 :S. S. Red Jacket. [ca 1870].
Date
1865 - 1875
By
Forster, William James, 1851-1891; Roberto, Luigi, active 1870s-1890s
Ref
C-059-017
Description
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.
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 image
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