|Designer:||Rosenvinge, Odin (1880-1959)|
|Dimensions:||102 x 63 cm | 40.16 x 24.8 inches|
|Condition:||Good | | B|
This is an impressive original vintage poster issued by Orient Line promoting Cruises to Norway probably in the mid 1920's.
The poster designed by Odin Rosenvinge depicts a scene where locals in folklore costumes are on their way from a Stave Church and a backdrop with fjords and mountains. A stave church is a medieval wooden Christian church building once common in north-western Europe. Looks a lot like Borgun stave church.
Rosenvinge was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1880 of Danish descent. After leaving school he joined a Leeds commercial art and printing firm where he started to paint marine subjects. He moved to Liverpool and joined the firm of Turner and Dunett who had all the major shipping companies as clients. He is well known for several shipping posters.
The poster is professionally restored for some tear and missing paper and mounted on linen. Looks great!
The poster deserves a wall! Would look stunning and for sure a conversation piece.