County of Edinburgh

County of Edinburgh Ashore at Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, circa 1902
Antonio Jacobsen (Danish-American), 1850 - 1921
Oil on canvas
The Mariners' Museum, QO 780


Although most of Antonio Jacobsen's paintings were commissioned ship portraits, he occasionally depicted actual events. County of Edinburgh ran aground on February 12, 1900. In spite of the adverse conditions that caused the ship's plight, Jacobsen depicts a relatively calm scene: As locals arrive to take in the spectacle, crew are shown high in the rigging, the ship no longer in danger.

The works of Antonio Jacobsen are one of the largest parts of the Painting Collection at The Mariners' Museum.

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