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  • Artist: F. J. MORTIMER
  • Print Title: A Sea Banquet
  • Medium: Sheet-fed Gravure
  • Printing Date: 1940's
  • Printed in Great Britain
  • Image Size approx: 6.5 x 7 inches

    Francis James Mortimer (1874-1944) was born in Portsea, Portsmouth, England. His father was a co-founder of the Portsmouth Amateur Photographic Society which led to his interest in photography. Eventually, he was photographing yachtsmen like a professional with a waterproof camera he made.
  • F.J. Mortimer quickly established himself as a pioneer of yacht photography. With the onset of World War I, he realized that his photographic manipulations could serve as an important propagandist tool to arouse British patriotic fervor again against Germany. Using his vast collection of nautical negatives, Mr. Mortimer created dramatic wartime images of British sailors clinging to a lifeboat after being targeted by a German submarine. Mortimer's most reproduced photograph is the "Gate of Goodbye," which is actually a combination of negatives of soldiers receiving emotional farewells from their families amid the backdrop of London's Victoria Station.
  • Ironically, another world war would result in an unlikely civilian casualty. While traveling to his office, he was killed in a German bombing attack on July 27, 1944.

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  • Condition
    Very Good (slight scuffing and yellowing toward the edges) - wax tissue, heat mounted on conservation grade mat board. COA included
    Buyer's Premium
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    F. J. MORTIMER - A Sea Banquet

    Estimate $140 - $200Jul 24, 2018
    Starting Price $15
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