This watercolor shows the well known passengerliner ss Nieuw Amsterdam of the Holland- Amerika- Line. She is seen her at her berth next to the headoffice of the HAL.
Her color is grey, meaning that the watercolor is based on a number of years after the 2nd WW. She was build with a black hull in 1938 and during the war she was an important tool for Mr Churchil in transporting allied solders all over the world were necessary.
For many it was the most beautiful ship ever sailed under the dutch flag.