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.