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Japan : Qantas, Australia's international airline / F. Nanninga
Bib ID 7543069
Format PicturePicture [still image, text, sheet]
Author
Nanninga, F. (Frank), 1920-1999, artist
 
Printer [Sydney?] : [Posters Pty Ltd.?]
Description [Sydney] : Qantas Empire Airways in association with British Overseas Airways Corporation and Tasman Empire Airways Limited, [between 1950 and 1955?] 
1 poster : colour lithograph ; 100 x 71 cm 
Summary

Poster of artwork promoting the Australian national airline's services to Japan, showing a painting of a childlike doll dressed in a kimono, holding a biwa, a traditional four-stringed lute. Beside the figure are a horagai, or large conch shell traditionally used as a trumpet, a peacock feather and a sprig of cherry blossom. A small silhouette of a plane appears at the top right. Qantas operated its first commercial flights to Japan in 1947, and used the Douglas DC-4 Skymaster for the service from 1949.

Biography/History

“Frank Nanninga (1920-1999) was born in Medan, Sumatra, son of a Dutch banker. The family returned to the Netherlands where Frank studied at the Royal Academy of Art, den Hague, until interred as a hostage by the Nazis. By 1950 he was a commercial artist with one known exhibition at David Jones, Sydney. He worked at CSIRO Canberra 1963-1970, illustrating The Insects of Australia.” — Geoff Thompson, “ From Woodcuts to Cutting Edge - looking back and looking forward at insect imaging”, Entomological Society of Queensland Bulletin, Volume 41, Issue 1, March 2013, http://www.esq.org.au/archive/NewsBulletin41/ESQ%20Bulletin%2041[1]%20March.pdf, viewed November 2017.

Notes

Caption title.

Artist's signature on lower left edge.

Subjects Airlines -- Australia -- Posters.  |  Musical instruments -- Japan -- Posters.  |  Advertising -- Airlines -- Posters.  |  Travel posters, Australian.  |  Japan -- Description and travel -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Qantas Empire Airways, issuing body  |  British Overseas Airways Corporation, issuing body  |  Tasman Empire Airways, issuing body  |  Posters Pty. Ltd. (Sydney, N.S.W.), printer
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