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The Blue Funnel Line : largest first class passenger steamers to S. Africa & Australia / Sam J. M. Brown
Bib ID 7014355
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Brown, Samuel John Milton, 1873-1965, creator
 
Online Versions
Description Liverpool : Alfred Holt & Co., [beween 1920 and 1936] 
1 poster : colour ; 91.3 x 60.7 cm 
Summary

Poster promoting ocean travel. Features a painting of a Blue Funnel Line ship, possibly the S.S. Ulysses. The image is surrounded by a brown border, with the title appearing in white lettering at the upper egde. The artist's signature appears at lower right of the image.

Biography/History

"Alfred Holt and Company, trading as Blue Funnel Line, was a UK shipping company that was founded in 1866 and operated merchant ships for 122 years. It was one of the UK's larger shipowning and operating companies, and as such had a significant role in the country's overseas trade and in the First and Second World Wars ... Ships of the Blue Funnel fleet all had names from classical Greek legend or history. The majority were cargo ships, but most of the Ocean SS Co cargo ships also had capacity for a few passengers. The line also had a small number of purely passenger vessels"...Wikipedia, viewed 9 February, 2016.

"Samuel John Milton Brown was born in Liverpool on the 13th April 1873. He was apprenticed to a firm of lithographic artists at the age of fourteen. Much of his early life was spent on Liverpool docks, studying ship’s rigging, This gave him a great depth of knowledge on the intricacies of the subject. He took formal art lessons at the Liverpool School of Art, studying under John Finnie, a well-known engraver and landscape artist. In his art he was able to capture the everyday Mersey scene with the well recognised waterfront acting as back drop to the comings and goings of the various vessels he portrayed. He was adept at both watercolour and oil, though the former was his most popular medium."...James Lynchehaun Fine Art Dealer Specialising in Original Maritime Art website, viewed 9 February, 2016. http://www.jameslynchehaun.com/art-gallery/maritime-art/samuel-john-milton-brown/?doing_wp_cron=1454983029.3360490798950195312500

Notes

Caption title.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-268628026

Subjects Steamboats -- Great Britain -- Posters.  |  Steamboat lines -- Great Britain -- Posters.  |  Ocean travel -- Posters.  |  Travel posters, British.  |  Posters, Great Britain.  |  Great Britain -- Posters.
Other authors/contributors Blue Funnel Line
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