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Ottomar Anton
Original Vintage Poster Sudamerika S America Hamburg Sud Cruise Ship Cap Polonio


About the Item

Original vintage cruise travel poster - To South America with Hamburg Sud / Nach Sudamerika mit der Hamburg Sud - featuring stunning artwork by the German painter and graphic artist Ottomar Anton (1895-1976) of the SS Cap Polonio ocean liner on reflective water with the steam rising into the yellow sky, hills and palm trees on the land visible in the background and a sailing boat in the foreground, the bold stylised lettering below with text on a black banner - Hamburg South American Steamship Company / Hamburg Sudamerikanische Dampfschifffahrts Gesellschaft. Launched in 1914 the Cap Polonio steamship served the Hamburg Germany to Buenos Aires Argentina route; she was briefly commissioned as an auxiliary cruiser in WWI then transferred to the UK Government in 1918; after sailing under the management of Union-Castle Line and P&O she was bought back by Hamburg Sud in 1921; in 1931 she was laid up and her interior parts sold to create the luxury Hotel Cap Polonio in Pinneberg Germany; she was scrapped in 1935. Good condition, restored tears, restored pinholes, staining, backed on linen.
  • Creator:
    Ottomar Anton (1895 - 1976, German)
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 24.41 in (62 cm)Width: 15.75 in (40 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Good condition, restored tears, restored pinholes, staining, backed on linen.
  • Gallery Location:
    London, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU43611292492
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