Print: Offset lithography (Print by Le Fils de Victor-Michel IMP.)
Dimensions: 24.4 x 38.6 in (62 x 98 cm)
Condition: Overall good condition - light handling signs and a little wear on the edges and on the image - please see pictures.
Cathédrale Saint-Pierre d'Angoulême is a majestic cathedral located in the town of Charente - southwestern France. Even though the dates on the poster refers to the 12th century the site has been a place of pre-Christian sanctuary in the late Roman Era about 4th AD. However, the cathedral was looted and burned down in 507 by Clovis I (the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes) during the Battle of Vouillé.
Another cathedral was constructed in 560 but was also set on fire by the Vikings or Normans. Plans for a third cathedral began in 1017 but during the construction the locals started to consider the cathedral too small for to the wealth of the county which delayed the construction which led to a later completion in 1128.
After seeing several fires and conflicts, today's cathedral look quite modified but the façade remains mostly medieval. All in all a great travel vintage poster which also displays a little mid-century streetlife in Charente.
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