Oil on linen. 50 × 70 cm. [SOLD]
This painting breathes the atmosphere of the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway. The graceful Oranje Lijn vessel Prinses Margriet sails slowly past the viewer. The ship forms a perfect scene along with the landscape and the sky. The bow of the Prinses Margriet proudly displays the logo of the city of Rotterdam: Stronger by battle.
Oil painting is a technique in which you can change parts over and over. Something you can’t in watercolor. Oil paintings has a classic feel.
Oranje Lijn was most famous for it’s trade to the Great Lakes in Canada and the USA.. The ships (lakers) had a special length so they could fit perfectly in the locks along the route.
Oranje lijn ended it’s trades in 1970 and reinvented themselves in the transportation of gas. The fleet today consist of more than 30 modern gas carriers.
After a very short career in Oranje Lijn service, Prinses Margriet (1961) was chartered in 1964 by the Holland America Line to replace the Noordam on the Rotterdam-New York line. A few years later, in 1970, the ship was sold to the Nauru Pacific Line as Enna G. In a region unknown to her, the ship started a new career. She was maintaining a regular service between San Francisco and Micronesia in the Pacific. This allowed a new generation of passengers to enjoy the ships’ friendly, small-scale atmosphere.