OLYMPIC Fred Pansing

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If you have a color printer and are an OLYMPIC buff like many of us here, go to YAHOO search engine and enter: Fred Pansing, OLYMPIC painting, Vallejo Gallery. Then, click on the OLYMPIC painting & print. It's the next best thing to owning the OLYMPIC original painting. Mine came out approx. 8 x 10!
BTW, as irony would have it, Mr. Pansing died
in 1912.

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Additionally...What bekons my curiosity...the aforementioned OLYMPIC painting depicts the liner with 13 + 1 (Emerg. boat) on her port topside. Now, the German-American artist Fred Pansing lived 1844-1912. So, the TITANIC foundered the same year of his death, is'nt it odd that Pansing rendered a larger compliment of lifeboats? The painting is titled: Olympic/Titanic/Britannic 1911.

See for yourself @ search: Fred Pansing, Olympic, Vallejo Gallery. Voice your opinion please...

Michael Cundiff
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Ralph Currell

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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the post. That's a beautiful painting!

You make an interesting observation about the lifeboats, and additionally the bulwark running along the midships boat deck has been removed, a modification not seen until 1913.

I can think of two explanations. The first is that the artist's year of death is reported incorrectly. The second is that owner of the painting (was it commissioned for White Star Line?) had it altered to reflect the post-Titanic changes.

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Ralph
 
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Ralph: Thanks for your input. I did significant research on the artist Fred Pansing, and all documentation of his death is 1912. The OLYMPIC painting also does not render the wing bridges, perhaps Pansings source of the OLYMPIC paainting was a very early WHITE STAR LINE image of the *proposed* threee liners?

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POSTSCRIPT: Fred Pansing was noted for his attention to detail and coloring. Hence the beautiful color of the *buff* funnels on the OLYMPIC painting.

Michael Cundiff
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Ralph Currell

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Hi Michael,

By 'wing bridges', do you mean the wing cabs that protruded slightly from the side of the ship? Titanic had these protruding cabs but on Olympic, as originally built, they were flush with the side as shown in the painting.

I don't think there was ever an early proposal to have lifeboats all along the boat deck; that was a post-Titanic decision. My guess is the five extra lifeboats were added later by another artist.

Regards,
Ralph
 
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Hello All:

I haven't had the time to post lately but a few quick comments on Fred Pansing painting. He was a noted artist that did ton's of work for White Star Line's and painted numerous ships,

I would have to check my information on him in further detail as I have sereval images used by White Star lines in the 1920's were he is listed as that artist.

If I remeber correctly most of the collection is in storage I have images of The Majestic attributed to him.

I now I have an image of the Imperator and Vaterland that was also painted by him.

To get on the the question of the Olympic / Titanic

I have not gone to the sight to check out the painting to see which Fred Pansing painting of the Olympic / Titanic it is I am aware of three different Olympic / Titanic paintings that ware done by Pansing for White Star Lines of which I currently have two in my collection.

(Please note: that over the years these paintings also took different forms as I assume they were edited by other artists.)

Attached below is the most common image that was used by White Star Line Agents in the early 1920's this is an original oilette copy in my collection prior to its cleaning.

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The other Pansing painting I have is my original Titanic Poster which has been discussed prior.

After the wreck of the Titanic a lot of the original ad's / Posters and paintings had the name Titanic removed from them and painted over with Olympic or Britannic.

Attached below is a poor image of my Titanic

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The third "Original" Pansing painting I am aware of is in a private collection of a noted Olympic Collector / Memorbiblia dealer.

Attached is a poor image of this painting I took from my collection.

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Can anyone tell me how many paintings He did on the Olympic? I have an original or so I thought I would like to sell.Ive attached some photos.
Thanks! Julie
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