Vintage French School Print - Helen Poirie - New York
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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 29 from the Editions Bourrelier series "Images de la Vie" This one is called En Amerique (New York) and shows a family watching the arrival of a cruise liner as it comes to dock beneath the skyscrapers.
The colours are good and the overall condition of this 50+ year old poster is excellent. There are tears to the edges but none of these affect the body of the print. The only flaw is a discolouration to the sky at the very top of the picture - see below - which has been caused by the removal of some tape I think. This has removed some of the colour from the sky and made the paper thin in this area with a coulpe of small holes.
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.