Watercolor on Fabriano paper. 40 x 60 cm. [SOLD]
This painting depicts the passenger ship Bremen in the heydays of her impressive career. In the painting, the dressed overall Bremen, has just been moored at Pier 88 in New York harbor. On the right you can see the wake of a Moran tug which has assisted her. The low point of view emphasizes the liner’s beautiful profile. The Grand Old Lady effuses an enormous pride and tranquility. The quiet atmosphere has been enhanced by the ripples of the calm water and by using a purple and gray color palette.
I only use the best brand of Watercolor paint namely Old Holland and watercolor paper of the famous Fabriano and Arches brands.
With onboard 4000 troops the Pasteur visited the Netherlands on a repatriation trip from Tandjong Priok to Amsterdam on the 23 February 1950..
This painting was shipped to a collector of maritime art who lives in Singapore. I do ship works worldwide in a special designed box ensuring safe shipping.
In 1939 the French Compagnie de Navigation Sud- Atlantique planned to bring the brand new Pasteur into service. Instead of starting her scheduled service to South America, the ship started her career as a troopship for the Allied forces during World War II. In 1957, the French ship was sold to the Norddeutscher Lloyd, which deployed it on their service between Bremerhaven and New York. In the late fifties an increasing number of passengers chose the much faster jet plane instead of the traditional passenger ship. As a result of that, Bremen was sold in 1971 to the Chandris Line and made cruises until 1974. After having been laid-up, and having served as an accommodation vessel, the former Bremen chose in 1980 the bottom of the ocean above a Taiwanese beach.