Allez a Ostende Poster ✓

France, c. 1920
30 x 48 in (76 x 122 cm)

Vintage Belgian travel poster encouraging travel to Ostend to see a panoramic mural of the Yser Battle from World War I. One section of Alfred Bastien's mural is pictured here, a fearful sight of burning buildings, the sky full of gray plumes of smoke. The installation of Bastien's mural in Ostend was an attempt to attract some English "war-tourism" to the city. 

"Chemins de fer de l'etat Belge. Allez a Ostend voir le merveilleux... Panorama de la Bataille de l'Yser par Alfred Bastien." (Belgian state railways. Go to Ostend to see the marvelous... Panorama of the Battle of Yser by Alfriend Bastien.)

Artist: Alfred Bastien

Printer: Gouweloos, Brussels

Year: c. 1920

Condition: Excellent

Poster is linen-backed on canvas

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