M. Mathieu - Tongeren, België's oudste stad - 1950s

Description
M. Mathieu - Tongeren, België's oudste stad - 1950s
Poster - Advertising, City & Landscape, Folklore, Graphic design, History, Memorabilia, Seasonal holidays, Travels, War history, Tourism, Belgium - Belgium

Original tourist poster (silkscreen) issued by the City Government of Tongeren. To date about 1950
Design: Attributed to Prof. M. Mathieu

Print: Rapid Press - Screen /Liège. Seen and approved by the College of Mayor and Schepenen. Signed: City Clerk M. Melaet / Mayor P. Diriken.
Condition B: roll and wrinkle marks. Light moisture damage in the white borders professionally retouched. Image itself is flawless.
Shipping: rolled up in a sturdy tube and sent with track & trace or BPost International / registered mail.

This curious and good-looking poster shows the most famous (notorious?) native of Tongeren, namely the imposing bronze statue of Ambiorix Eburonen king from 1866 on the Grote Markt in Tongeren, which honours the memorable victory on the Romans in 54 BC Not for nothing Julius Caesar called the Belgians the bravest Gauls. Ambiorix poses in Germanic traditional costume, with a battle axe and a dragon helmet.

Lot details
Object
Poster
Designer
M. Mathieu
Poster title
Tongeren, België's oudste stad
Period
1950s
Subject
Advertising, City & Landscape, Folklore, Graphic design, History, Memorabilia, Seasonal holidays, Tourism, Belgium, Travels, War history
Country of Origin
Belgium
Condition
B (reasonable - obvious imperfections)
Dimensions
81×60 cm
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