May 22, 2008 - Sale 2147

Sale 2147 - Lot 420

Price Realized: $ 2,040
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(UNITED STATES LINES.) "United States." Pictorial Presentation of the Holders of the "Blue Riband" for the Record Crossing between Europe and United States 1838-1952. Fascinating oil painting on board by George S. Tamaro, with a central image of the "United States," and 18 small vignettes of other holders of the riband on the sides, the painting overlaid with a mat cut to display the central image and the vignettes, the mat with a pen-and-ink graph showing the increases in speed over the years, 19 1/2x31 1/4 inches sight size; mat a trifle soiled; Signed on the mat lower right by Tamaro. Post-1952