- 42 x 28 inches (107 x 71 cm)
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Hans Bohrdt was a self-taught painter specializing in maritime subjects and became so good at it that the last German kaiser named him his official art consultant on state trips. He executed posters for the Hamburg America Line, the Norddeutscher Lloyd, the Belgian Red Star Line and others. Here, for Cunard, we have a nameless liner in a low-angle frontal view, parting the waves at a good clip.
“Colin realized at least three posters for the General Transatlantic Company, known throughout the entire world by the name ‘French Line.’ Here, the somber ship cleaving the shimmering waters is seen sailing through a transparent drape consisting of the French colors, a delightful way to remind [the viewer] of the nationality of this transport company” (Colin Affichiste, p. 132).