Shipping Line Billboard
This is really quite a rare piece. Wilson Line Shipping was founded in 1882 and then brought by Sir John Reeves Ellerman in 1916 - reputably the richest man in England at the time. You can see his initials on the flag.
Dated to around 1920's - hand painted with a fantastic patina to both the frame and the artwork. Please look at the pictures to see a few knocks and scrapes here and there.
We also love the back of this where you can see the sign writer has used an old sign from the jewellery quarter.
173 cm h x 91 w x 6 d.
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