Albert Sébille on Sale Now at Auction
Description: Artist: ALBERT SEBILLE (1874-1953) Size: 24 3/4 x 39 1/4 in./62.8 x 99.8 cm Imp. Crété, Paris Sebille was a successful and prolific maritime artist, many of whose paintings adorned the staterooms of French Line ships. His travel posters for the company are some of the best ever done; not least is this tremendous view overlooking New York harbor as the latest boat arrives from Plymouth. This highly unusual perspective, as well as the fanciful coloring, distinguishes this design from the majority in circulation at the time. This is the larger format.
Condition Report: A.View additional info »
Description: Artist: ALBERT SEBILLE (1874-1953) Size: 30 x 42 in./76.2 x 106.7 cm Maquet, Paris The Paris was not the luckiest of ships. Begun in 1914, she was obliged to vacate her slip for warship construction before she was completed. She didn't make her first voyage until 1920. Six years later she sank a tugboat in Le Havre, the incident bringing about the loss of ten lives. In 1929, her interior was ravaged by fire. In 1939, on the eve of sailing for New York, another fire broke out in her bakery. Fire crews brought it under control, but like the Normandie three years later, she was sunk by the tons of water from the pumps. This poster captures her in brash youth, steaming proudly out of New York (just visible to the lower right).
Condition Report: A-/ Slight tears in bottom margin.View additional info »
Description: Artist: ALBERT SEBILLE (1874-1953) Size: 42 x 31 1/4 in./106.3 x 79.3 cm Imp. F. Champenois, Paris Sebille's images for French Line are some of the best ever done; not least, this tremendous view of the France at the doorstep of Le Havre as she weighs anchor for New York. The 24,000-ton France--not to be confused with the second France, launched in 1960--was completed in 1912, making her maiden crossing in 5 days, 17 hours. She was the most luxurious French liner of her day, and the only four-stacker. During World War I she served as a hospital.
Condition Report: B/ Slight tears at folds.View additional info »