Watercolor on Arches paper. 23,7 x 50 cm. [SOLD]
This watercolor painting shows the arrival of Noordam in New York in the mid-fifties. To make the imposing skyline of New York – and the Noordam – stand out well, I opted for a wide panoramic size painting. I have created symmetry by making the Empire State Building the centerpiece of the painting. The familiar and famous Moran tugs assist the Noordam on the river Hudson to her berth at the Holland America Line 5th street pier at Hoboken, New Jersey.
From time to time I create artwork for people who’s family (or themselves) has been immigrated to the USA with a liner. I’m privileged to depict a part of there family history!
The famous Moran Tugs with their distinctive ‘M’ create always extra visual value to a painting. I have depicted two of them on this watercolor assisting Noordam.
This particular painting was exhibited onboard the s.s.Rotterdam at the new years reception of Vereninging ‘De Lijn’!
Noordam (1938) was the first ship of a quartet of almost identical cargo/passenger ships built for the Holland America Line. The ship transported many people and freight on the Rotterdam-New York service until 1963. Soldiers who were transported during World War II with Noordam left a visual memory by scratches on the ship’s railing. These marks were showing a long time after the war had ended. Noordam was sold to Messagières Maritimes in 1963 and finally demolished in 1967.