Oct 15, 2020 - Sale 2547

Sale 2547 - Lot 4

Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500

HENRI CASSIERS (1858-1944)

RED STAR LINE. Circa 1925.

24 1/2x29 inches, 61x73 1/2 cm. O. de Rycker, Brussels.
Condition B+: small tears in margins; slight foxing in margins and upper left image. Paper.

Cassiers was a painter from Flanders who designed many successful posters, most notably for his main client, the Antwerp-based Red Star Line company. Whether advertising ships, cars, elixirs or resorts, his style primarily revolved around the people of his country, and his posters are populated by fishermen, farmers and peasants within the typically flat landscapes of the region.