Vintage French School Print - Helen Poirie - The Boat
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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 102 from the Editions Bourrelier series "Images de la Vie" This one is called Le Bateau/The Boat and shows a harbour with two men setting out in a sailing boat, another in a small rowing boat and a lighthouse on the rocks.
The colours are excellent and the overall condition of this 50+ year old poster is also good. However it has suffered a tear at some point in its history. There is an area to the right of the boat that has a tear and a small amount of creasing (see picture below). I have taped the tear with artists mounting tape to prevent further damage. Once framed, and flattened it is not immediately noticeable but... it is there. I've included the poster on the website because the image is beautiful and it would look fabulous in a coastal themed room or vintage home but please be aware of the damage if you choose it.
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.