FRANCE AFLOAT / TO ENGLAND AND FRANCE / FRENCH LINE. Circa 1938.
39 1/4x24 1/2 inches, 99 3/4x62 1/4 cm. Brown Knight & Truscott Ltd., [Tunbridge Wells.] Condition B: replaced loss and overpainting in upper left corner; repaired tear from top edge into central image; repaired tears and pin holes around edges.
What may not be immediately seen in this impressive, Art Deco design featuring a head-on and three-quarters view of the Ile de France, Normandie and Paris, are the shimmering images of the Eiffel Tower and Arc d'Triomphe in the waves beneath the stately vessels. The colorful striations in the sky add further unique appeal to the image. Passenger Ships 49.