Support ANTIQUES ROADSHOW by supporting public television! Give Today
  • ON TV
  • SHOP
  • The Roadshow Archive

    Antonio Jacobsen Marine Painting

    Appraised Value:

    $15,000 - $25,000 (1997)

    Updated Value:

    $25,000 - $45,000 (2011)

    Appraised on: September 6, 1997

    Appraised in: Secaucus, New Jersey

    Appraised by: Nan Chisholm

    Category: Paintings & Drawings

    Episode Info: Secaucus (#1623)
    Secaucus (#202)

    Originally Aired: January 26, 1998

    slideshow IMAGE: 1 of 3 Next 

    More Like This:

    Form: Painting, Frame
    Material: Gouache
    Period / Style: 20th Century
    Value Range: $15,000 - $25,000 (1997)
    Updated Value: $25,000 - $45,000 (2011)

    Related Links:

    Understanding Our Appraisals
    Useful tips to keep in mind when watching ANTIQUES ROADSHOW


    Appraisal Video: (1:40)


    Appraised By:

    Nan Chisholm
    Paintings & Drawings

    Nan Chisholm Fine Art, Ltd.

    Appraisal Transcript:
    GUEST: This picture hung in my parents' living room for all the years that my brother and sister and I grew up. The story that I was told was that the artist had left the painting with friends of my parents. When those people got elderly, they asked my parents to take care of it, and that's been at least 60 years. That's all I really know about it, though.

    APPRAISER: Well, Antonio Nicolo Gasparo Jacobsen was America's most prolific marine painter. He actually painted about 6,000 portraits of steamships in the New York Harbor between 1876 and 1919. And this is a terrific example. It's actually a racing yacht, which is one of his more popular subjects. We often see that he works in a horizontal rather than a vertical format. In this painting he's worked in gouache, which is an opaque, water-base paint, rather than the oil, which he uses most of the time. The boat is so far in the foreground so you're really getting a good look at it with all the sails. And any time you have a racing scene by Jacobsen, it's considered very desirable. It also has a very nice period frame, and it's beneficial to the market that it's been in your family or in the hands of friends of your family the whole time. So I think at auction, this might bring something like $15,000 to $25,000 or even more.

    GUEST: Wow, that's great!

    WGBH This website is produced for PBS Online by WGBH Boston. ©1997-2015 WGBH Educational Foundation.
    ANTIQUES ROADSHOW is a trademark of the BBC and is produced for PBS by WGBH under license from BBC Worldwide.
    WGBH and PBS are not responsible for the content of websites linked to or from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW Online.
    PBS is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

    ROADSHOW on Facebook ROADSHOW Tweets ROADSHOW on YouTube