Christiansen, Rasmus

(1863 – 1940)

People on the quay at Tarbaek watch the Danish Navy sailing up through the Sound, 1st August 1914

£2,500.00

Pen and ink, watercolour

Signed with initials, titled and dated on label to reverse

1 in stock

DESCRIPTION

Provenance:
Private Collection

Letter on label to reverse;

Referring to your letter of September 8, 1986, I can tell you that the Royal Danish Navy in August 1914 possesed 7 submarines; the DYKKEREN an 6 socalled “A-boats”: HAVMANDEN, THETIS, HAVFRUEN, 2DEN APRIL (former name TRITON), NAJADEN  and NYMFEN.
Your boat must be one of these 6. 
These boats were built 1909-1914 and were in service until 1917-1932. 
During the war 1914-1918 (Denmark neutral) all 7 submarines were operational (DYKKEREN untill November 1916, when damaged after collission), 

Yours sincerely,

A. Holm
commander s.g.

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THE ARTIST

Christiansen, Rasmus

1863 – 1940

Rasmus Christiansen was a Danish visual artist, born in 1863.

He has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including an exhibition at the Det Kongelige Bibliotek in Kopenhagen.

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