Anonymous
Original Art Deco Design for Poster:
Norwegian Cruises by Blue Star Luxury Line

Gouache on paper
c. 1930s
35x25cm

It has not yet been possible to identify a poster for which this was the design.

A well-painted design for a poster for cruises to Norway. A funnel pours out a stylised stream of smoke. The distance in the fjord is cleverly demarkated by the use of horizontal white lines. The interlocking spurs of the fjord are clearly visible, and a spectacular use of colour helps the Art Deco design.

Isolated spotting and loss of paint, as visible in photograph. In a fine hand-finished black box frame, with AR anti-reflective glass. A rare survivor which shows very handsomely.