P&O 'Winter in the East'

Dorothy Newsome, 1935 about

MMM.1995.7.4

About this object

By the 1930s, shipping posters reflected the expanding market for holiday and leisure travel. Artists became more adventurous and instead of conventional pictures of ships, started to focus on showing exotic destinations and scenic views- more attractive themes for increasingly demanding tourists.
This poster was designed by Dorothy Newsome, one of a few female poster artists of the time. Originally form Coventry, Dorothy travelled to India twice, where she was working for printing companies in Calcutta and Bombay. Exotic travels had a significant impact on her style in which can be seen in the application of vibrant, warm colours, as well as her selection of subjects - including Asian sights or the lives of traditionally dressed local people.

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    P&O Winter in the East
  • Artist(s)
    Dorothy Newsome (British: English, born:1900 about, died:unknown)
    The Lamson Agency Ltd (born:unknown, died:unknown)
    Dorothy Newsome (British: English, born:1900 about, died:unknown)
  • Date
    1935 about
  • Materials
    Paper; Lithography
  • Measurements
    1000 x 640 mm
  • Physical description
  • Related people
    Dorothy Newsome (Artist, artist/maker); The Lamson Agency Ltd (Artist/maker, printer)
  • Credit line
    Purchased From Christies.
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Fine Art
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