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FRED PANSING (1854-1912)
CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY CO'S / ROYAL MAIL ROUTE TO JAPAN AND CHINA. Circa 1890s.
28x41 1/2 inches, 71x105 1/2 cm. Condition B: extensive overpainting and restoration throughout margins; slight crackling in paint; minor replaced losses and restoration in image.
One year after launching in 1890, "the Empress of Japan began to navigate under the new red-and-white-chequered Canadian Pacific flag [visible here]" (Canadian Pacific p. 66). German-born Pansing went to sea as a young man and upon his return began painting marine scenes. He composed ship portraits for the Cunard and White Star lines, as well as other shipping companies, and these in turn were issued by the companies as lithographs to be displayed in ticket offices.