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    Imperial Airways Travel Poster (c. 1935). Poster (25" X 40") "10 1/2 Days to Australia." Artist: Albert Brenet.
    As a child growing up in Le Havre, France, Albert Brenet (1903-2005) spent his days drawing boats in the harbor. After a short stint at the School of Fine Arts in Paris, Brenet set sail to the West Indies on the commercial vessel Bonchamp, where he honed his talents sketching and painting ships, exotic ports and the lives of crew members. He later became known for travel posters for transatlantic companies, such as Imperial Airways, Britain's early long range air transport company from 1924-1939. In 1939, the airline merged into British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC), which eventually became British Airways. Brenet captures the thrill of early air travel --low, slow flying, perfect for seeing fantastic sights along the 10 1/2 day route to Australia. Touchup has been applied to a chip, tear, and crease at the top left, a tear in the top border, and creases at the left. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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