Rare Oversized Fred Pansing Advertising Oilette
Rare, oversized Fred Pansing advertising oilette of the SS Olympic of the White Star Line.
This is an oversize official White Star Line commissioned piece produced prior to Titanic's maiden voyage and as such is extremely desirable and one of the rarer Olympic class related posters.
The Olympic-class ocean liners were a trio of British ocean liners built by the Harland & Wolff shipyard for the White Star Line during the early 20th century. They were Olympic (1911), Titanic (1912) and Britannic (1915).
Fred Pansing was an official White Star Line artist who painted images of ships to hang in company offices, ticket offices and for promotional purposes. Many of his images, including this one, were made as standard-sized postcards. Pansing lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, which was across the Hudson from White Star Line's New York offices in Manhattan.
The oversized advertising poster offered here is known as an oilette, a printing process used by its inventor, Raphael Tuck, who operated a successful postcard printing business in London. This process allows the printed work to appear as an oil painting, even appearing to contain brush strokes from the original painting from which the print was made. The print is signed by Pansing in the lower right and is backed on canvas by Galindo Mfg. Co. of New York which was a framer of antique prints in the early part of the 20th Century. The original hanging wire is intact making this piece ready for display.
Measures: Framed 13 3/8 x 18 ¼ - Canvas 10 7/8 x 15 3/8
One sold Live auctioneers
July 20, 2019
Price $ 3000 plus 25% buyers Premium $ 3750 US
Being sold by
The Angry Leprechaun Products
in Lombardy, Ontario, Canada