ILE DE FRANCE - HAMBOURG

  • 5022
  • HAMBOURG
  • 24.5” x 39.5”
  •  1958
  • $750
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  • Ile De France – Hambourg is a 1958 French Travel poster by Andre Hambourg  (1908-1999) for the French National Railroad. Ile De France is  also known as the Paris Region. The artwork depicts a church by the SeineRriver. This is one in an advertising campaign of French travel posters that share the same composition and beige background.  This poster was released in both English and French language.
    Hambourg was an accomplished landscape painter that was known for his loosely painted impressionist scenes. During World War II he worked as a war correspondent and was eventually awarded the office of Official Painter of the French Navy in 1952. This position required extensive travel around the world and led to thousands of sketches and preparatory drawings for his paintings. He was also an accomplished book illustrator, and was awarded several retrospective exhibitions throughout his lifetime. He was honored with the Cross of the Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1951 as well as the Commandeur des Arts et Lettres , and Grand Officier de L’Ordre National du Merite.
    This is an Original Vintage Poster. It is not a reproduction. This poster is conservation mounted, linen backed and in excellent condition. We guarantee the authenticity of all of our posters.