Oct 26, 2017 - Sale 2459

Sale 2459 - Lot 1

Price Realized: $ 4,000
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
ODIN ROSENVINGE (1880-1957) NELSON LINES TO RIVER PLATE. Circa 1912.
39 3/4x24 1/4 inches, 101x61 1/2 cm. Turner & Dunnett, Liverpool.
Condition A-: minor creases and abrasions at edges, in image and along vertical and horizontal folds; light staining at top edge.
Rosenvinge was a prolific designer of posters for various shipping companies, including the Royal Line, Anchor Donaldson Line, Allan Line, Elder Dempster Line, Orient Line and the Union Castle Line, but his largest client was the Cunard Line. His connection to the maritime world came through his primary employer in the shipping center of Liverpool - the printer Turner and Dunnett. He also created many maritime postcards. The Nelson Line was founded in 1880, and began carrying passengers in 1910, a decision that was quickly followed by its merger with Royal Mail Steam Packet Company in 1913. Here, showing the pleasantries of a journey to the River Plate in Argentina, Rosenvinge depicts leisure activities on the deck of the Highland Rover, which had her maiden voyage on 1910. Passing her is another ship in the fleet, the Highland Warrior, launched in 1911.