This painting shows this magnificent liner passing Isle de France in fog off Le Havre with French battleships Provence and Bretagne in the distance. SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in St. Nazaire France. She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat.
During WW II Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette. In 1942, the liner caught fire while being converted to a troopship, capsized onto her port side and came to rest on the mud of the Hudson River at Pier 88, the site of the current N. Y. Passenger Terminal. Although salvaged at great expense, restoration was deemed too costly and she was scrapped in October 1946.
Paper Size: 21" x 28.5"
Image Size: 15.5" x 23.5"
1 corner is slightly dogeared but wouldn't show when framed.