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HENRI CASSIERS (1858-1944)
RED STAR LINE / ANTWERPEN = AMERIKA. 1899.
43 1/2x59 1/2 inches, 110 1/2x151 cm. O. de Rycker & Mendel, Brussels. Condition B+: replaced losses, repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed.
Cassiers was a painter from Flanders who designed many posters, most notably for his main client, the Antwerp-based Red Star Line ship company. He worked for the company for 25 years, designing their posters, postcards and menus. This poster exists in several variants, including one advertising travel in the reverse direction ("New York-Antwerp") and another variant that is identical except for the ship, which is a three-funnel vessel instead of only two. Cassiers p. 70, Belgique p. 49, DFP-II 997, Weallans p. 24 (var), Passenger Ships 19, Red Star p. 76, Century of Posters pps 138-9 (var).