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 from the Editions Bourrelier series "Images de la Vie" It shows a 1950's kitchen. As with all the Helene Poirie prints, this is a scene that is full of life; the mother and children are all involved in preparing a meal, they all looked surprised - perhaps it's the noise of the boy drumming! The kitchen details are charming and this print would look striking in a modern room.
These Helene Poirie posters offer beautifully realised scenes with a colour palette very reminiscent of the times in which they were painted.
This print is one of a group that have had their white borders removed at some point in the past and so they are slightly smaller than the other Poirie prints. The condition is good with just small pinholes to the corners. The colours are good and the overall condition of this 50+ year old poster is excellent; nothing has encroached into the body of the poster.
The poster measures 72cm x 51cm overall.
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.