Atalanta Class Airliner

Key facts

  • Catalogue Number: 338
  • Title: Atalanta Class Airliner
  • Date: 1932
  • Artist: Barnett Freedman
  • Series: Aviation
Shell poster number 338, Atalanta Class airliner by Barnett Freedman. Painting of of a four engine airliner flying over fields and a coastline.

The Atalanta was Imperial Airways newest airliner in 1932 when Barnett Freedman (1901–1958) painted this poster. He was an expert lithographer and the painting was done with a full knowledge of the lithographers’ requirements. Barnett Freedman produced over 30 artworks for Shell from 1932–1955.

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