The Miami by Antonio Jacobsen - 30 x 50 inches Signed, inscribed and dated 1897 anerican marine ship portraits maritime nautical
Antonio Jacobsen
(1850 - 1921)

The Miami

Signed, inscribed and dated 1897
Oil on canvas
30 x 50 inches

Built by Short Brothers, Sunderland, England, for T. Hogan & Sons of New York. The Miami's dimensions were 320.0 x 42.0 x 17.8 and weighed 3020 tons. It was in service between 1891 and 1901.

A sketch of the ship, dated 1896, is in the collection of The Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA.

On July 18, 1897 The New York Times reported on the bitter warfare that erupted between the Mallory Line and the Southern Pacific Railway Company on one side and the Lone Star Line, T. Logan & Sons (the Miami), on the other. The first battle for shipping supremacy took the shape of a race between the Mallory Steamer Lampassas and the Lone Star Liner Miami, both loaded with cotton, from New York to Galveston, Texas. The two ships left New York harbor on July 17, 1897 and on July 24 it was reported that the Miami suffered a fire and put into port at Key West, Florida.

Provenance
Private collection, Texas
Rehs Galleries, Inc., New York City
Private collection, India