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This vintage, French classroom poster is published by Rossignol and is double sided. One side shows L'Hiver and on the other is Le Printemps. Both are beautifully drawn and detailed.
The village scene is one of a set of four that shows the same view in all of the seasons - Autumn is available in the shop. In the winter scene the cart is loaded with firewood, the vines and countryside are snow covered and the children are building a snowman. In spring, the cart is laden with hay, the vines are budding and the trees are in blossom. Both prints are beautifully detailed with soft colours and clear print.
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 vintage French poster is in good condition. There are some pinholes to the corners and nibbles to the edges but the main prints are clear with good colours on both sides.
These posters measure 76cm by 56cm and are printed on a good quality thick paper/card. There are several designs available in the shop.
Sent rolled in a cardboard tube. Postage is £3.50 in the UK.