This photograph was used in the production of "Aspects de la France", a book published by the French government on the occasion of the visit to France of Their British Majesties, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, July 19-22, 1938.This splendid work was published on the occasion of the July 1938 official visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth to France. It contains a collection of striking photographs, drawings, and essays by various authors illustrating the life and rich culture of France (paintings, sculptures, architecture, etc.).Introduction by Edouard Daladier, then President of the Council (Prime Minister). Prestigious contributions by Paul Claudel, André Maurois, Paul Jamot, Paul Valéry, Georges Duhamel, Jean-Louis Vaudoyer, Général Gouraud, Raoul Dautry, and Léon-Paul Fargue. Photographs by Laure Albin-Guillot, Giraudon, Jacques Seligmann, Bulloz, L. Rothier, Henry de Ségogne, Paul Chevalier, Le Boyer, etc. Each photographic plate was reproduced in glorious photogravure. This homage to France and French culture celebrating the Entente Cordiale is a tour de force of the printer's art by maitre-imprimeur Georges Lang, who records that this book was produced in 20 days in a limited edition of 1,000. This is not one of these photogravures, but an original Fresson print made for exhibition.
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Medium Fresson print
Photo Date 1938 Print Date 1938
Dimensions 12-1/2 x 11-3/4 in. (318 x 298 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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