Albert Brenet was the official artist for the French Navy and Air Force, starting in 1936. He traveled by sea often, always carrying his sketchbook and documenting scenes both on the water and of life on board. He created many commemorative and promotional posters. This poster was created for an ocean liner called the “Calédonien” of the Messageries Maritimes, which was a French merchant shipping company from 1851 until it merged with another company in 1977. The Calédonien carried passengers and military personnel to French outposts in the Caribbean and the Pacific. The round-trip journey took almost four months between Marseilles and Sydney. It was amongst the last of the real working cargo-passenger liners which were replaced by air travel as the 20th century progressed.
This is an Original Vintage Poster; it is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed, and in excellent condition.
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