May 03, 2018 - Sale 2476

Sale 2476 - Lot 107

Price Realized: $ 938
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
FRANCIS BERNARD (1900-1979) TRAVEL WHILE SLEEPING / YOU WILL ARRIVE RESTED AND FRESH. Circa 1930.
39x24 inches, 99x61 cm. Editions Paul-Martial, Paris.
Condition B+: repaired tears, minor restored losses, creases and restoration in margins, some affecting image; creases, abrasions and restoration along horizontal fold.
Although this poster is unsigned, it has been attributed to Francis Bernard. Bernard was under contract with the printing house Paul-Martial, working extensively for them as their Art Director until the Second World War. The poster stylistically bears many of his trademark design elements. Following Cassandre's innovation for his Étoile du Nord poster, Bernard puts the names of the different railways around the border of the poster.