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|Designer:||Dixon, Charles Edward (1872-1934)|
|Dimensions:||99.5 x 61 cm | 39.17 x 24.02 inches|
|Condition:||Very good | | B +|
|Publisher:||Orient Steam Navigation Company|
|Printed by:||Dobson, Molle & Co. Ltd., Edinburgh.|
A wonderful original vintage poster issued by the Orient Steam Navigation Company to promote cruises to the Norwegian fjords.
According to P&O Heritage Collection this poster is a lithograph printed in 8 colors issued circa 1911. The poster depicts the steamship SS Ophir inside a Norwegian fjord.
RMS Ophir was a twin-screw ocean liner of the Orient Steam Navigation Company of London, which worked the company's London — Aden — Colombo — Australia route from 1891. In 1901 she served as the royal yacht HMS Ophir. In 1915 she was requisitioned by the Admiralty and was an armed merchant cruiser until 1918, when she was returned to her owners. She was not restored to passenger service, but was scrapped in 1922.
The artist, Charles Edward Dixon, was a British maritime painter of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, whose work was highly successful and regularly exhibited at the Royal Academy. He worked for many different shipping companies, designing posters for P & O Line, Aberdeen Line, the Red Star Line, the French Line, the Khedival Mail Line and the White Star Line.
In very good condition. Some repaired tears and restoration in margins. Minor restoration in image. Mounted on linen