This vintage French Classroom Print dates from the 1950's and is by Helene Poirie. It's a lithograph print with beautiful bright 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 12 from the Editions Bourrelier series "Images de la Vie" This one is untitled but shows a summer river scene with fishing, swimming, boating and a picnic. It's a beautifully realised scene with a colour palette very reminiscent of the times in which is was painted.. It goes well with The Garden from the same series.
The colours are good and the overall condition of this 50+ year old poster is fair to good. The body of the poster is good with bright colours and no creases. There are nibbles to the edges and a couple have encroached into the edge of the print. There is a small tear at the bottom by the running boys feet. Framed up, you could choose to cut out these historical marks, but if you left them I don't think they detract hugely from the overall feel of the print. Please see the last two photos for details.
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.