Messageries Maritimes and a sampan

1 800,00

Offset mounted on linen canvas
Signed by Jean des GACHONS
Printed in Paris, France
v. 1958

D. image 60,5×98 cm
D. toile 69×106,5 cm



This is a superbe advertising poster for the maritime messagerie company (1851 – 1977). The creation of this company was intended to respond to two challenges of the time: the transport of passengers and freight – with a commercial vocation – as well as postal deliveries.

The image is full of calm with a sea of oil, all licked by the soft rays of the sun. The Vietnamese sampan, wooden hull and white sail coloured by the sun, meets here the cargo ship, a gigantic white vessel, which proudly displays its blue white and red flag in the colours of France.

Apparent inscriptions on the poster:

Marseille – India – Ceylon – Malaysia – Vietnam – Hong Kong – Philippines – Japan
Edita – Paris

Condition report:

This poster is in very good condition.
This is not a reproduction.

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