Unknown canvas – S.M.S. Seeadler – Sea Eagle

Gemälde der Seeadler, Canvas of the Sea Eagle

Canvas of the Sea Eagle by Wilhelm Busse / Gemälde der Seeadler von Wilhelm Busse

Already in 2009 we got a message that there is an unknown picture of von Luckner’s legendary ship “Seeadler” (Sea Eagle).

The owner, Mr. Hilbert P., contacted us asking for help concering a restoration of that canvas, painted by Wilhelm Busse in 1923.

In the end we could not be of help in that issue, but now we got the information that the owner himself could get the restoration done, we were happy about that.

It is of certain interest, that Count von Luckner signed the picture on the front. On the back von Luckner once more confirmed to have signed the canvas personally, this in 1928 in his hometown Halle. Unfortunately, we do not know anything about the artist Wilhelm Busse.

The painting is a little bit similar to that of Christopher Rave, the most famous one of the “Seeadler”. The ship is tending to the right side and is in full speed.

Perhaps someone can help with further information about Wilhelm Busse or the canvas, we are happy on every information.

Please contact us under info@luckner-society.com.

Canvas signed by von Luckner / Luckners Unterschrift auf dem Gemälde

Canvas signed by von Luckner / Luckners Unterschrift auf dem Gemälde

Back of the canvas / Rückseite des Gemäldes

Back of the canvas / Rückseite des Gemäldes

Von Luckner's authentication / Luckners Bestätigung

Von Luckner's authentication / Luckners Bestätigung

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