Historical Ships - ITALIA 1848 Mario Giorgi (1920)
Pencil on Paper. 38 x 60cm (approx 15 x 23.5 in)
A Drawing of this historical Steamship, drawn in 1961 by Mario Giorgi, based on historical records at the Naval Museum in Trieste.
Signed by the Artist and dated - Giorgi M. Trieste 1961" (lower right). Good Condition.
LITERATURE: "Guida alle navi d'Italia" by Gino Galuppini published in 1982 by Arnoldo Mondadori Editore; "Catalogo della Mostra d'Arte delle Forze di Polizia della Venezia Giulia" an Exhibition held in Trieste 18-27 February 1953.
ITALIA was designed by John Allen, an American engineer, and started her first service on 28th November 1818 linking Trieste with Venice. She was a 728 gross tons Steamship, one funnel, aided by a"tambure" wheel system. From then until 1897 she was transferred to the Mediterranean service and on 31/3/1897 left Genoa for Naples on her last voyage. On 24/2/1898 she was finally put to rest in the scrapyard. ITALIA is portrayed here off the costs of Trieste in 1848 when she was doing her shuttle service between Trieste and Venice.
Mario Giorgi was a member of the naval police force and a fellow of the Italian Society of Marine Artists. His Ship Drawings and Paintings have been subject of public exhibitions at civic galleries in Italy, and are in the collection of Lloyd Triestino and the Marine Insurers, Lloyds of London.