Vintage French School Print - Helen Poirie - The Park
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This vintage French Classroom Print dates from the 1950's and is by Helene Poirie. It's a lithograph print with beautiful soft colours printed on a thick, off-white paper and is a unique print for the walls of a vintage inspired room.
The bottom corner has the signature of Helene Poirie, a French illustrator who worked from the mid 1940's to the early 1970's on a variety of books and educational materials.
This poster is number 7 from the Editions Bourrelier series "Images de la Vie" This one is called Le Jardin Public/The Park and shows a bustling public space with paddling pool, kiosk, artist and donkey rides. All overseen by a mothers with small children.
The colours are good and the overall condition of this 50+ year old poster is excellent. There are tears to the edges and one has encroached into the body of the image - see below. When I had the print in the frame to photograph it flattened out well. I have applied artists mounting tape to the back of the print to prevent further damage. This is low tack and removable.
The poster measures 75cm x 55cm overall - the image is 72cm x 52cm.
These Helene Poirie prints are increasingly hard to find and are rare survivors of a bygone age. They look stunning framed and on a wall. This original vintage poster is sent unframed, rolled in a strong cardboard tube.