Artist : Maurice Fievet

Title : Compagnie de Navigation Fraissinet et Cyprien Fabre – La Côte occidentale d’Afrique de Marseille à Pointe Noire

Date : circa 1960

Size: 24.6 x 39.4 in / 62 x 100 cm

Printer : Imp. Robaudy Cannes

Materials and Techniques: Colour lithograph on paper

Linen backing: Yes

Condition: A (Normally designates a poster in very good condition. Colours are fresh and there is very little or no paper loss. Any imperfections are marginal and unnoticeable).

Additional Details:

Poster of the Fraissinet and Cyprien Fabre Navigation Company created by Maurice Fiévet in 1950 to promote maritime tourism between France and the West African coast.
The Fraissinet navigation company was founded in January 1836 in Marseille by Marc Constantin Fraissinet. In 1964, the Fraissinet Company was bought by the Compagnie Maritime des Chargeurs Réunis, acquired at the same time as another Marseille company, the Société Générale des Transports Maritimes (SGTM).
Cyprien Fabre is a French shipowner from one of the richest merchant families in Marseille. In 1868, he created a trading and arms business in the form of a limited partnership named Cyprien Fabre & Cie.
In 1955, the Compagnie Générale de Navigation à Vapeur Cyprien Fabre & Cie turned to the Compagnie nationale de navigation of Jean Fraissinet to form the Compagnie de Navigation Fraissinet et Cyprien Fabre.
On the poster, we see the liner “Jean Mermoz” in the background, while in the foreground, locals sell fresh fish and fruit in the port. Dugout canoes are located at the foot of the liner.
The “Jean Mermoz”, a legendary liner from the 1960s, was launched on November 17, 1956 at the Dubigeon shipyard in Saint Nazaire. Built for the company Fraissinet and Ciprien Fabre. It bears the name of Jean MERMOZ, famous fighter pilot and friend of the founder of the company.
Maurice Fiévet, born in the United States in 1921, was a French adventurer and genre painter specializing in the ethnography of Africa and Cambodia.

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