Signed L/L “B. (Besse R.) Niepling” (1898-?) Signed and dated on verso Jan-Feb 1962.
The Steamship United States (The Big “U”) was built in 1952 and was the fastest passengership ever built. On its maiden voyage July 3rd 1962, this ship set a TransAtlantic crossing record which still stands. It’s last TransAtlantic crossing was in 1968 and it was retired in November of that year. Niepling was a New York/New Jersey mid-century artist who painted in the Illustrative style.
14″ x 18″ in original oak frame.
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