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This vintage, French classroom poster is published by Rossignol and is double sided. On one side is La Rivière en Été and on the other, La Moisson.
The river in summer scene shows an idyllic day under the Willow tree. Father is fishing, mother sewingt and children playing - just like my family days out! The harvest shows the farm at work at the end of the summer with an iconic line of trees stretching in to the distance.
The Rossignol posters were printed on a heavy, off-white paper and have softer colours and a mass of detail that shows French life of the time. All the posters listed are originals and served their time in classrooms. Some have the teacher's name pencilled in the border. They date from the 1940's to the 1960's.
This original French poster is in vintage condition. There are some pinholes to the corners and nibbles to the edges. The main print on the river side is clear with good colours; there are gentle foxing marks to the background but no more than you might expect from a 50 year old poster. The harvest side has done less well as someone has used it to rest their paint on in the bottom left corner.
These posters measure 76cm by 56cm and are printed on a good quality thick paper/card. There are several different designs available in the shop.
Sent rolled in a cardboard tube. Postage is £3.50 in the UK.