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Sat, Oct 7, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 267

Earl E. Collins O/C Marine Ship Painting, Danmark

Estimate: $700 - $900

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Earl Edward Collins (Connecticut/New York, 1925-1992) oil on canvas maritime painting depicting the clipper ship "Danmark," a Danish flag visible at the stern. Signed "Earl Collins" and titled lower right. Housed in a giltwood frame with textile mat and gilt fillet. Sight: 18 1/2 " H x 23 1/2" W. Framed: 25" H x 29" W. Note: The Danmark was launched in 1933 from the Nakskov Shipworks in Denmark to serve as a training ship for the Danish merchant navy. After 88 years in service, the steel-hulled, three-masted full-rigged ship continues to function as a training vessel for young people seeking careers at sea. The vessel has visited the USA on several occasions, especially the East Coast. The longest visit was from 1939 to 1945 during World War II when the training ship served under The Stars and Stripes. During World War II, Denmark became occupied on April 9, 1940, while the Danmark was on a routine mission in U.S. waters. In agreement with the Danish Ambassador to the United States, the ship's captain, Knud L. Hansen, placed his training ship at the disposal of the U.S. Government. However, U.S. neutrality prevented the acceptance of the offer until December 7, 1941, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. From that point onward, and until the end of World War II, some 2,500 U.S. officer cadets received first-class training in responsible seamanship under Captain Hansen's capable leadership and strict discipline. Later, the cadets would serve in the U.S. Navy. Source: South Street Seaport Museum.


Painting in excellent condition. Frame with light abrasions and staining.

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