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  • 'Samivel' Paul Gayet-Tancrède (1907-1992)

    Du Léman à La Méditerranée, La Grande Traversée des Alpes Françaises

    ('From Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean, the wide range of the French Alps') Imprimé en France - Printed in France 1975 Original Vintage Ski Poster 99x62cm Condition: excellent With the ever-popular topic of mountains for climbing and skiing, Samivel here draws a snow-covered col in the mountains. Samivel was a writer, an artist, a photographer, an explorer and more. In 1948 he accompanied Paul Émile Victor on the first French Greenland expedition, making three documentary films in the process. His friends included Théodore Monod and Gilbert André - the latter the mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc and one of the founders of the Vanoise National Park - and with them and others he spent his whole life aiming for the protection of the imperilled countryside. The graphic artist side of him had a life-long fascination with high mountains, and his illustrated books and series of posters of the French Alps have long been popular. Click here to see other posters by Samivel. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • 'Samivel' Paul Gayet-Tancrède (1907-1992)

    Chamonix Mont Blanc, France - au centre d'un monde de cristal

    Imprimé en France pour l'office du tourisme de Chamonix par l'imprimerie generale a Grenoble Original Vintage Ski Poster 99x62cm Condition: excellent With the ever-popular topic of mountains for climbing and skiing, Samivel here draws one of the Aiguille or Aiguillettes - needles - in Chamonix which are famous for climbers. Samivel was a writer, an artist, a photographer, an explorer and more. In 1948 he accompanied Paul Émile Victor on the first French Greenland expedition, making three documentary films in the process. His friends included Théodore Monod and Gilbert André - the latter the mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc and one of the founders of the Vanoise National Park - and with them and others he spent his whole life aiming for the protection of the imperilled countryside. The graphic artist side of him had a life-long fascination with high mountains, and his illustrated books and series of posters of the French Alps have long been popular. Click here to see other posters by Samivel. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
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    'Samivel' Paul Gayet-Tancrède

    Objectives of the Kathmandu Declaration

    c.1980 Original Lithographic Poster 80x60cm Samivel was a writer, an artist, a photographer, an explorer and more. In 1948 he accompanied Paul Émile Victor on the first French Greenland expedition, making three documentary films in the process. His friends included Théodore Monod and Gilbert André - the latter the mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc and one of the founders of the Vanoise National Park - and with them and others he spent his whole life aiming for the protection of the imperilled countryside. The graphic artist side of him had a life-long fascination with high mountains, and his illustrated books and series of posters of the French Alps have long been popular. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
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    'Samivel' Paul Gayet-Tancrède (1907-1992) Samivel -The Poet of the Word and the Image, An exhibition: "At the true summit" (1992)

    Created as part of an exhibition located Maison Stendhal in Grenoble in 1992/1993 Original Lithographic Poster 99x65cm Samivel was a writer, an artist, a photographer, an explorer and more. In 1948 he accompanied Paul Émile Victor on the first French Greenland expedition, making three documentary films in the process. His friends included Théodore Monod and Gilbert André - the latter the mayor of Bonneval-sur-Arc and one of the founders of the Vanoise National Park - and with them and others he spent his whole life aiming for the protection of the imperilled countryside. The graphic artist side of him had a life-long fascination with high mountains, and his illustrated books and series of posters of the French Alps have long been popular. If you are interested email info@manningfineart.co.uk or call us on 07929 749056.
  • Louis Osman (1914-1996)

    Architectural Perspective Design for a Shop Front

    75x52cm Watercolour and pencil Signed and Inscribed Provenance: from the artist's estate Click for biographical details and other works by Osman. From Osman's time as an architectural student at the Bartlett School of Architecture. A proposed house stands in woodland. Osman was even more an artist than an architect and it shows with the quality of his drawings.      
  • Louis Osman (1914-1996)

    A design for a Timber House

    75x52cm Watercolour and pencil Signed and Inscribed Provenance: from the artist's estate Click for biographical details and other works by Osman. From Osman's time as an architectural student at the Bartlett School of Architecture. A proposed house stands in woodland. Osman was even more an artist than an architect and it shows with the quality of his drawings, with the range of textures he has used to represent the different parts of the house and the elegance of his calligraphy.      
  • Louis Osman (1914-1996)

    A £350 Modernist House Weekend Cottage - Architectural drawing

    75x52cm Watercolour and pencil Inscribed Provenance: from the artist's estate Click for biographical details and other works by Osman. From Osman's time as an architectural student at the Bartlett School of Architecture. The examiner has graded the piece to the face. Osman was even more an artist than an architect, which shows with the quality of the shading and calligraphy.      
  • Anonymous Original Art Deco Design for Poster: Norwegian Cruises by Blue Star Luxury Line

    Gouache on paper c. 1930s 35x25cm It has not yet been possible to identify a poster for which this was the design. A well-painted design for a poster for cruises to Norway. A funnel pours out a stylised stream of smoke. The distance in the fjord is cleverly demarkated by the use of horizontal white lines. The interlocking spurs of the fjord are clearly visible, and a spectacular use of colour helps the Art Deco design. Isolated spotting and loss of paint, as visible in photograph. In a fine hand-finished black box frame, with AR anti-reflective glass. A rare survivor which shows very handsomely.
  • US Naval Aviation Training Division

    B-25 Bomber North American Mitchell World War 2 US airplane

    Original aeroplane identification poster, 1942 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. Manufactured by North American Aviation and named in honour of Major General William 'Billy' Mitchell, a pioneer of US military aviation its first flight was in 1940 but it remained in service until 1979 (in the Indonesian air force). A particularly durable aircraft, one from the 321st Bomb Group was nicknamed 'Patches' on account of its (by the end of the war) 400 patched holes which had been painted with bright-yellow zinc chromate primer. Having completed over 300 missions and belly-landed six times the airframe was so distorted that 'straight-and-level' flight involved 8 degrees of left aileron trim and 6 degrees of right rudder causing the aircraft to 'crab' sideways through the air. Over one hundred B-25 Mitchells survive, with about 45 still airworthy. Seventeen flyable aircraft (and one hulk which was sacrificed to a crash scene) starred in the 1970 film 'Catch 22' fifteen of which still exist.
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    Consolidated PBY Catalina World War 2 US airplane

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1942 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. The PBY Catalina is a flying boat used extensively during World War 2 in anti-submarine patrols, air-sea rescue, patrol bombing and convoy escort. It served militarily until the 1980s and was still being used in the 2010s as a waterbomber for firefighting. The RCAF called it the Canso.
  • US Naval Aviation Training Division

    Martin Baltimore World War 2 US airplane

    Original aeroplane identification poster, 1942 63x47cm Built by the Glenn L Martin Company in the United States it was used during World War II almost exclusively in the Mediterranean and Middle East theatre. The first aircraft were delivered to Britain in 1941. Although 1575 were produced, no aircraft has survived intact - although the wreckage of several is known to exist.  
  • US Naval Aviation Training Division

    RAF Bristol Beaufighter World War 2 US airplane

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1942 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. The Beaufighter is a multi-role aircraft conceived originally as a heavy fighter variant of the Bristol Beaufort. As an effective night fighter it came into service during the Battle of Britain, having the space for radar it became a highly effective night fighter. The de Havilland Mosquito, being somewhat faster, took over in the latter part of 1942. The Beaufighter saw service in all theatres during World War II, serving through to the Greek civil war in 1946. 5,928 were built but no flying examples exist today, although The Fighter Collection at Duxford is currently restoring an aircraft (made from multiple aircraft).
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    RAF Hawker Typhoon World War 2 US airplane

    Original aeroplane identification poster, 1942 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. The Typhoon is a single-seat fighter-bomber nicknamed the 'Tiffy'. Designed as a replacement for the Hawker Hurricane it never completely satisfied this expectation. However it was the only RAF fighter capable of catching the Fw 190 at low altitudes when the latter came into service in 1941. It became one of the most effective ground-attack aircraft of the Second World War. 3317 were produced and only one complete Typhoon still exists which belongs to the Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon.
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    Consolidated PBY Catalina World War 2 US airplane

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. The PBY Catalina is a flying boat used extensively during World War 2 in anti-submarine patrols, air-sea rescue, patrol bombing and convoy escort. It served militarily until the 1980s and was still being used in the 2010s as a waterbomber for firefighting. The RCAF called it the Canso.
  • US Naval Aviation Training Division

    Luftwaffe Dornier Do 217 Medium/Heavy Bomber 

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. A two-engined heavy bomber developed in German in the late 1930s for short-range bombing and as a more powerful development of the Do 17 - the flying pencil. It saw service until the end of the war in 1945. A versatile aircraft it was used as a night fighter, torpedo bomber, strategic bomber and reconnaissance aircraft. No complete example survives to this day despite a production of 1,925.
  • US Naval Aviation Training Division

    Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw190 - World War II aeroplane

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. The Würger (in English, Shrike) is a single-seat single-engined fighter airplane widely used during World War II by the Germans. Designed in 1936 over 20,000 were built, beginning operations in August 1941 outclassing the Spitfire Mk V - remaining so until the Spitfire Mk IX was introduced. Both the French Air Force and French Navy purchased and operated the Fw 190 following the end of the war. Today some 28 examples survive, plus 20 modern reproductions.
  • US Naval Aviation Training Division

    Grumann F6F Hellcat World War 2 US airplane

    Original aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm The Grumman Hellcat was developed for the US Navy for the latter half of World War 2, becoming the dominant carrier-based aircraft being able to outperform the A6M Mitsubishi Zero. 12,275 were built in just over two years, being credited with 5,223 enemy kills - more than any other Allied naval aircraft.  
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    Junkers Ju87 Stuka Dive Bomber - World War II aeroplane

    Original aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. Making its combat debut in 1937 with the Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War it had a very distinctive silhouette as may be seen here. Essential to the rapid conquest of Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium and France in 1940 the Stuka was very effective against ground targets but vulnerable to fighter aircraft. It remained in service until the end of the War.
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    Messerschmitt Bf 110 - World War II aeroplane

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. A two-engined heavy fighter and fighter-bomber developed in German in the 1930s which saw service until the end of the war in 1945. It was a formidable radar-equipped night fighter with the top night-fighter ace Major Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer claiming 121 victories from 164 sorties.
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    North American Mustang P-51 World War 2 US airplane

    Aeroplane identification poster, 1943 63x47cm A particularly unusual style of aeroplane identification poster, owing to the very arty images. Most such posters rely on very plain silhouettes, this series - and we have several in this series (click here) - have a much more arty approach to the task with shading and an interesting angle view. The Mustang is a long-range single-seat fighter/fighter-bomber that saw service during both the Second World War and Korean War. It was designed in 1940 by North American Aviation when they were commissioned to build Curtiss P-40 fighters under licence for the British Royal Air Force. Rather than build an old design, they designed this new aeroplane; the prototype was rolled out 102 days after the contract was signed. Powered by a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine over 15,000 were built with their most important role being escorting bombers over Germany. During World War II Mustang pilots accounted for a claimed 4,950 enemy aircraft. Today many survive and are a very popular 'warbird'.