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1950s Vintage French Railway Framed Poster Advert for The Basque Country Zoom

Original SNCF 1950s French Railway Framed Poster for The Basque Country



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this vintage 1950s French Railway poster is a beautiful framed piece, advertising the Basque Country.

The French Railway System (SNCF) was nationalised in the 1930’s, and in order to promote tourism and deflect the impact of automobile traffic, the company hired some of the best poster artists of the time to create works advertising almost every corner of the country.

This poster was designed by Roland Oudot, and adds a vintage touch to any interior space with its wonderful muted tones and sleek design.

Born in Paris, Oudot was a student at the Ecole des Arts Decoratifs where he later became a teacher himself. From 1915 to 1923 Oudot worked with Leon Bakst at the Ballets Russes. It was Bakst who introduced Oudot to the work of Paul Cezanne, Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard. The influence of all three of these artists can be clearly seen in this wonderful image of the rural Basque countryside - the quiet village with its narrow streets; classic Basque farmhouses; the bubbling river; mature olive trees – all set against the background of the majestic Pyrenees - and the French man with his beret and red neckerchief!

Please note, this piece does have a tear (7 inch approx) in the top left hand corner and this is reflected in the price. However, it does add to the charm and character of the poster, especially when rail pieces from the same period/ series are selling for 2.5k on first dibs! 

It's also worth noting that this wonderful poster pairs perfectly with our French Railway poster, advertising Ports de Provence. Presented in the same sleek white frames, these posters look fantastic hung together as a series. 

Why not hang these as a pair and make twice the impact in your favourite interior space?

Dimensions: 68cm x 95cm (Framed)

Estimated delivery time 7-10 working days.
Delivery to Mainland UK £25.

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