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MEAD SCHAEFFER. Sailing to Singapore. Endpaper design for the novel The Wings of the Morning by Louis Tracey (New York: Edward J. Clode, 1924). Oil on canvas. 640x967 mm; 25x38 inches. Unsigned.
With his characteristic deep blue palette and mastery of light and shadow, Schaeffer captures the turbulent waves of the high seas and the peril that await the boat crewed by the cold and inscrutable steward, Jenks, and Iris Deane, a beautiful 20-year-old heiress to a shipping fortune. During a journey to Singapore in one of her father's fleet, the ship is caught in a typhoon and lost in the South China Sea. Due to the heroic efforts of Jenks, she narrowly escapes death, but finds herself trapped indefinitely with him, the only other survivor, and who seems determined to be unpleasant to her. . . until romance blossoms.