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Gouffre de Padirac, France, c 1940

Gouffre de Padirac, France, c 1940


A SPECTACULAR original vintage poster from a painting by Lucien Rudaux promoting visits to the caves of Padirac in the Dordogne valley. It has been dated around 1940.  

99cm x 62cm

Very good. The paper is thick. There is some creasing and very small pinholes in corners. There is a 7cm lateral tear near bottom right, with no loss of paper. 
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Rudaux (1874-1947) is best known as a pioneer astronomer-artist. He painted the vast cave at Padirac, which is still visited in small rowing boats, in about 1910. The printer is P. Domeme of Gourdon. The poster explains that Padirac is reached from the station of Racamadour, where (it says) buses meet every train. 

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