Oil/canvas, 60,5 x 100 cm, lo. ri. sign. a. dat. Henry Mohrmann 1908. - The Werdenfels was a ship of the Deutschen Dampfschiffahrts-Gesellschaft Hansa in Bremen. - Provenance: Captain Maselius was the Great-Grandfather of the consigner. - Marine painter a. ship portrait painter. M. worked as sailer, stage designer a. restorer before settling in Antwerp in 1884 where he soon became a sought after ship portrait painter. He emigrated to Canada in 1913. His works are considered to be among the best achievements of the genre before painted ship portraits were superseded by photography. By inclining the ships to the viewer M. is able to show more details on deck.