|Artist: Lincoln, American
|Plate: PM. 38
|Title: The Phantom Death
Original lithograph from the "Das
Moderne Plakat" series, View
entire collection (50)
Printed by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann, Dresden, 1897.
Presented in 16 x 20 in. acid free, archival museum mat, with framing
labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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|Plakat Sheet Size:
||8 1/2 in x 11 1/4 in
||21 cm x 29 cm
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"The Phantom Death and other Stories
by W. Clark Russell. New York, 1895.
Nautical horror stories
The Phantom Death tells of the misadventures of the officers of the
English ship 'Lord of the Isles', bound from Rio to Bristol. In a
few days the Captain and the mates died of some terrible disease,
and supposedly they were poisoned. It was a snake in the ship, the
ibiboboko it made it's business to crawl out at night and kill those
that slept in the cabin." (NYtimes.com/archive, June 2nd, 1895)
Hence we see the "snake" that surrounds the image. The
William Clark Russell
(1844-1911) was an English author, and a sailor for several years
before he turned to journalism and fiction. He was well-regarded in
his day. He wrote much on nautical topics and campaigned to improve
working conditions for seamen.
Born in New York City, he gained his experience of sea life during
eight years' service as a sailor. Then he was a journalist on the
staff of the Daily Chronicle before he took to writing his many novels,
only a few of which are listed here. At the beginning of the Sherlock
Holmes story, The Five Orange Pips, Doctor Watson is shown 'deep in
one of Clark Russell's fine sea stories'. William Clark Russell was
the son of Henry Russell. His horror work has similarities to the
nautical horror stories of William Hope Hodgson.