Elder Dempster Line 'To and from West Africa'


About this object

Odin Rosenvinge was one of the leading marine artists and lived and worked in Liverpool. He was employed by the printing firm Turner and Dunnett Ltd, London, whose clients included all major shipping companies.
Bright colours and the African design influenced border of this poster show the inspiration Rosenvinge gained during his travels to the Middle East and Africa.
Speed, safety and the size of the ship became the most important considerations for potential passengers. In order to convey this, artists exaggerated proportions and started showing vessels from a low viewpoint to reflect the size and speed.

Object specifics

  • Title
    Elder Dempster Line 'To and from West Africa'
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Odin Rosenvinge
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: London
  • Date made
    1914 - 1939
  • Materials
    Paper; Lithography
  • Location
    Merseyside Maritime Museum, Ground Floor, Quayside Gallery
  • Measurements
    990 x 610 mm
  • Related people
    Elder Dempster Lines Ltd () ; Odin Rosenvinge (Artist/maker) ; Turner and Dunnett Lithographs (Artist/maker)
  • Collection
    From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collections
Object view = Social History
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