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SS REGINA ELENA

Oil on canvas 24 x 32 inch / 2020
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SS REGINA ELENA, built by Off. e Cant. Liguri Anconitani, Ancona in 1907 and owned at the time of her loss by Navigazione Generale Italiana, Genoa, was an Italian ocean liner of 7940 tons. Sistership was PRINCIPE UMBERTO. She had twin screws and had a speed of 16 knots. There was accomodation for 25 passengers in 2nd class and 1100 in third class. Regina Elena was used in the Genova-Napoli-New York line and Genova - South America. In 1916 she was requisitioned as a troop transport. On January 4th, 1918, REGINA ELENA, on a voyage from Massowah (Massaua) to Tripoli with troops and a cargo of gold, was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine UC-20 (Otto Kümpel), 16 miles ENE from Tripoli.
 

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Just a day or so I was wondering what your where up to. Glad to see you are working hard! Fine historical, narrative painting! I hear a new book is in the works... a history of NGI. Keep well!

Stephen
 

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Nice to hear from you Stephen,

The book about the history of the NGI will certainly interest me when it is published. There is little information on websites about the ships REGINA ELENA or PRINCIPE UMBERTO.
Traveling to Italy for information is not an option at the moment.

Emil

ps:I don't know what's the problem with this post? The color saturation is different than in the original painting.
 

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Emil, Dave, Once in a while the photo looks better than the original.... well, once in a thousand. I can compare an image on the screen and compare with an original and they are never even close. Emil, the painting looks good, perhaps the image is 'softer'?

Stephen
 

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Thank you Dave and Frank for the compliments.

Thank you Stephen for the note about the photo quality.
It's true, the photos are often a bit softer.

Emil
 

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