The Dundee Steamship “Lindisfarne” by Jorgen Dahl 1877
Oil on canvas depicting the transitional British Cargo steamship Lindisfarne plying the North Sea; executed by the late 19thC Danish artist Jorgen Dahl, (1825-1890); signed J. Dahl and dated 1877. Also titled and inscribed “Kopenhagen” at the back of the canvas which has been relined. In a gilded frame. Label on the back indicates the painting was exhibited in The Parker Gallery in London.
The Lindisfarne was built in 1872 and belonged to the Dundee Steamship Company. On October 22nd, 1879, barely two years after the artist painted it, the vessel sank during a storm in the North Sea with the loss of all 21 crew on board. The ship was on a journey to London from Riga in the Baltic with a cargo of oats and flaxseed.
Dimensions: 37 “W (94cm) x 27″H (69cm)
Ref: JD CG2088