It is important to remember that you are buying an original vintage fine art poster an not a reproduction of any kind. We do not use terms like “mint” or “near mint” condition, as they are highly subjective. Each of our pieces is photographed in high quality so you can zoom in and view the poster in greater detail. In addition we use the following IVPDA (International Vintage Poster Dealers Association) approved condition rating system:
"A" Condition: the poster is in fine condition. The colours are fresh and there is no paper loss. If there is a slight tear, or folds, it is very unobtrusive.
"B" Condition: the poster is in good condition. The colours are acceptable. While slight paper loss maybe evident, it does not distract from the image. Restoration, if any, is not immediately apparent.
"C" Condition: the poster is in fair condition. Colours are faded, and there are signs of more extensive restoration. Existing folds are more visible, and possibly minor paper loss.
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"The TALBOT is the vehicle of the refined, of the connoisseurs, and of the elegant woman" states this advertisement, which appeared in French magazines from 1927 through 1931. This art deco ad, for the now extinct car brand, was created by Georges Hamel (1900-1972) who produced a significant amount of paintings, posters, magazine advertisements, and illustrations. He is known for his illustrations of aeroplanes and automobiles which frequently appeared in the French magazine L'Illustration. In 1931 he was appointed as an Official Peintre de l'Air or Painter of the Air by the French government.
The impressiveness and elegance of the vehicle can't be denied with its sleek, modern look. The ad highlights the power, influence, and modernness of the woman driver. Even though she can afford a chauffeur, she makes him sit in the passenger seat when she fancies a drive. A window to her life, showing her with her "art deco" looking Greyhound dog, demonstrates the leisurely yet elegant lifestyle she leads. A great ad that intentionally plays on women's struggles and ambitions of the day.
Particulars: This lithographic print is from an original vintage magazine. It has been professionally conserved and backed on acid-free linen paper. Find out more about what this means and why it's important: poster and print conservation and restoration. Close inspection will reveal some visible ink showing through from the reverse side and/or faint ink faults created by the printing press.