Item CK1853 – For bid a professionally framed color print by the late artist James Clary. The piece is titled “1:40 am Titanic Time April 15, 1912” and depicts a view of the sinking Titanic complete with exact starry night sky. The deep blue, black and white colors of the piece cast an ominous feel, eerily depicting the moment the Titanic began to slide beneath the water in her inevitable descent to the bottom. The piece is Pencil signed lower right and in print. Further identifying the print, it says “#5/1000” in pencil lower left. There is also an embossed stamp of an eagle that reads, “Classics of the Sea“.
Condition: The print is in very good condition. The frame has a small gap in the upper right corner, but the frame is still intact and in good shape.
Dimensions with frame: 36.5″L x 29.5″W
The Stunning portrayals of legendary ships, the Classics of the Seas Series presents such notables as the Titanic, the USS Enterprise, and Eagle’s Splendor in vivid color and unparalleled attention to detail.
The following was taken from Jim Clary’s gallery website:
In “1:40 a.m. Titanic Time, April 15, 1912” Jim Clary painted what is considered the descriptive painting of the Titanic disaster, and the only bow-own perspective of her sinking. With assistance from the University of Michigan’s Department of Astronomy, he painted, one-by-one, the actual stars based on her last known coordinates.It was this signature brand of attention to detail that earned him a place on the 1983 Titanic expedition. In fact, it was a specific piece of overlooked information he uncovered during his years of research that led to her actual discovery on the ocean floor.