Savoie 1 [blue]

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Genre: Travel, Tourism, Sport
Title: Savoie, SNCF
Year:  1948
Artist:  L. Fontanarosa (1912~1975)
Size (cm): 70 x 100
Country of origin: France

Fontanarosa’s timeless alpine poster, first printed in 1948 & then re-issued in 1954, remains an effective and evocative image for any who have visited the winter alps. SNCF was more concerned with generating tourist traffic on the network rather than promoting any particular resort or ski area, so the poster is geographically generic, which adds to it’s wide appeal.

This poster from 1948, shows its age. There is a very small area of loss to the lower right corner, and various parts have been stabilised with light tape on the reverse side. There are several small creases but the poster generally seems free from major tears. It would certainly benefit from some conservation work and it is nice to note that in better condition, this poster has been offered on the market in the £600~£800 area.


1 in stock

Dimensions 100 × 62 cm

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