O/C The Tug SAMSON by Otto Muhlenfeld
O/C The Tug SAMSON by Otto Muhlenfeld.
Signed lower right Otto Muhlenfeld, Balto.
Listed in Who was Who in American Art,
as the Baltimore port painter,
Otto Muhlenfeld is known as one of the,
premier regional marine artists,
of the greater Chesapeake Bay area.
Specializing in ship portraiture,
many of his works are of,
the harbor workhorses, the steam tugboat.
At one time, in 1898, Otto was identified,
on the Baltimore City rolls as,
"Muhlenfeld brothers, ship painters,
in conjunction with his brother John.
His paintings are comparable in the,
draftsman-like precision of the works of the,
Hudson River region Bard brothers,
and New York Antonio Jacobsen.
All his known paintings are marine related.
They depict ships, and the Baltimore harbor area.
The Tug Samson is depicted off Baltimore with, all flags flying and her Captain at the wheel.
Other shipping and a light house,
are in the background.
A wonderful folky depiction,
of an important part of our Maritime History.
The Tug SAMSON was a steam powered tugboat,
built in Camden NJ in 1881,
and home ported in Baltimore.
She was owned by American Towing Co.
She was 108 feet long with a 10.6 foot draft.
Her Captain was W.J. Skinner of Baltimore.
In cleaned and fully restored condition.
24" by 34" sight,in new Black frame with gold liner. 39 1/2" by 29 1/2" overall.
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Stock #: 8500
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