Today Captain Victor Stoica of the ms Borealis handed over the original painting of Martinus Schouman to the chairman of our foundation. The painting came from the ss Rotterdam V where it decorated the captains dayroom since 1959. When the ss Rotterdam left the fleet of Holland America Line in 1997 the painting was transfered to the ms Rotterdam VI. In 2020 Fred Olsen Cruise Lines bought the ship and gave her the name of Borealis. Mr. Fred Olsen sr. has agreed that the painting should be brought back to its original place on the ss Rotterdam. We are very grateful to him and to captain Victor Stoica and his staff to give us the opportunity to bring the painting back to the ss Rotterdam. We also thank captain Albert Schoonderbeek who realized in cooperation with our foundation the return of the painting.
Painting by Martinus Schouman back to the ss Rotterdam
9 May 2022 | News