Smoking Room paneling from OIympic where is it

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Iain Stuart Yardley

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Afternoon David,

The painting above is of "New York Harbour"? I think I can just make out the Statue of Liberty. Also, there is an artists' impression and a photograph of paintings in the Smoking Room in Leo Marriott's Titanic.

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Tarn Stephanos

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Did any 2nd class paneling from Olympic survive the years?

regards
Tarn Stephanos
 
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Eric Sauder

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Tarn:

There are little bits and pieces of second class here and there, but no quantity that I know of in any one place. There are a few large pieces around. Some of the windows from the second-class Smoking Room were sold in 1991. (They can be seen in the photo on the bottom of page 64 in Titanic: An Illustrated History or the bottom photo on page 178 of The Discovery of the Titanic.) I've got five or six pieces of paneling from the aft port corner of the same room. Unfortunately, it is only the upper half. The wainscoting did not come with it, and what is left only stands about four feet or so.

Eric Sauder
 
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Eric Sauder

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One more thing. There are three or four carved overhead brackets from just outside the elevators. The problem is that these brackets were identical in first and second class, and I don't recall if they are marked in any way with their original location.

Eric Sauder
 
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Daniel Klistorner

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I thought the above picture was quite clear. Here's another one anyway.

Daniel.
 
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Daniel Klistorner

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...oops, here it is again.

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Scott R. Andrews

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Now, that's interesting. The reflections in Daniel's second photo made me go back and take another look at the first one. Sure enough, it's apparent from both photos that this painting was covered by glass. That's rather odd. I thought that this painting and it's companion piece on the Titanic were done in oils like many of Wilkinson's other works. This would seem to go against conventional wisdom when framing oil paintings. I'd be interested in hearing an expert opinion on this. Could one of you guys who corresponds with Ken Marschall please fly this one by him?

Thanks,

Scott Andrews
 
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Eric Sauder

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Scott:

Sure. I've forwarded this thread to Ken.

Eric Sauder
 
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Eric Sauder

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Tarn:

I found my notes about the brackets I mentioned above, and they are from the first-class elevators.

Eric Sauder
 
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Iain Stuart Yardley

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Sorry Daniel, just realised I called you David in the above post. Why? I have no idea. Maybe it's because I'm 30 next week. Thanks for posting the picture, though.

Cheers,

Boz
 
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Daniel Klistorner

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Iain, no problem. If it makes any difference at all, you can see the painting is slightly recessed, so that it does not come in contact with the glass. The painting did hang above a functional fireplace (unlike all others aboard the ship) so perhaps the glass had something to do with that.

Daniel.
 
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Brian Hawley

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Interesting to see the smoking room light fixtures reflected in the glass covering the painting. The mangled smoking room light fixture was one of my favorite items at the 1997 Memphis Titanic exhibit. Lovely and crumpled, it embodied all of Titanic to me. Amazingly beautiful, incorporating thousands of hours of work, care, and attention all smashed in a crushing blow…


Brian
 
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