Lot 27: 19th Century and Modern Prints
May 4, 2010
San Francisco, CA, USA
White Star Line. Olympic/Titanic, 1911
Lithograph in colors on wove paper mounted on paper board, printed by Liverpool Printing & Stationary Company, the full sheet, in fair condition with uneven light staining, a 1/2 x 1/2in loss in upper left corner, poorly repaired tears (largest measuring 10in), some media loss due to tears, transparent tape used to patch some tears, masking tape staining along upper and lower sheet edges, 4 masking tape remains along left sheet edge, tack holes along edges, 1in of lower margin folded over and adhered to support, scuffs, rubs, minor stains, surface soiling, framed.
sheet 29 3/4 x 39 3/4in
This image is based on a painting of Montague B. Black, who produced numerous paintings and postcards for White Star Line throughout the 1920s. After the catastrophic voyage of the Titanic, the company had the ship's name removed from the caption in the border. Printed in small quantity, few copies of the original survived.