Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Starting the new one

Detail of the new work starting
title: Unknown
medium: pencil
size: 50cm X70cm

Couldn't resist of getting out of my cabin/net and use this masterpiece as my background and inspiration for my new work in progress,
which is made by: Abraham Bloemaert,
in: 1624,
medium: oil on canvas,
title:Landscape with the Parable of the Tares of the field

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

"Behind the Bush nr.2" "Dining room"


Drawing titled: "Behind the Bush nr.2"  "Dining room"
medium: Pencil
size: 150cm X 100cm

    List or manifest Of all the passengers taken on board the Steamship "Lahn" whereof H. Hellmers is  Master, from Bremen and Southampton burthen 3097 61/100

District of the City of New York, Port of New York

I, H. Hellmers master of the Steamship "Lahn" do solemnly, sincerely and truly declare that the following List or manifest subscribed by me and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs of the collection District of the City of New York is a full and perfect list of all the passengers taken on board of the said Steamship at Bremen and Southampton from which port said Steamship has now arrived: and that on said list is truly designated the age, the sex, and the calling of each of said passengers, the location of the compartment of space occupied by each during the passage, the country of citizenship of each, and also the destination or location intended by each: and that said list or manifest truly sets forth the number of said passengers who have died on said voyage: and the dates and the names and ages of those who died: also of the pieces of baggage of each: also a true statement so far as can be ascertained with reference to the intention of each alien passenger as to a protracted sojourn in this country. So help me God. Sworn to this December 22, 1888 H. Hellmers. Before me, Thos J Dunn

I got inspired by an engraving of the dining room of the German Lloyd oceanliner named: "Lahn"

"Lahn" Built for North German Lloyd 1887
 German flag
 Service: Bremenhaven-New York
sold to Russian navy 1904, named: "Russ"
Scrapped in 1927

Detail of a non existing element on the original engraving of the dining room of the ss "Lahn" which was my inspirational backdrop for creating this drawing. The 3 cherubs are shown here upside down

Monday, April 18, 2011

"Behind the bush" "Dining room"

                                                       Menu card of ss "Lahn"

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

"Behind the bush" "Dining room" 

                                                   Deckplans of ss "Lahn"

"Behind the bush" "Dining room"