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GAMY and MONTAUT, Ernest.

L'Allumage Moderne.

Magneto Lavalette Eisemann.

Stock Code
102919
[Paris, Mabileau & Co., 1910
£1,950

The Gamy-Montaut prints document various historical events in the early history of transportation, including Power Boat Racing, Motorcycle and Motor Car Racing, Motor Car Touring, Zeppelins and Tennis.

Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries.

Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work producing not only racing prints but also developing a fine series of aviation prints commemorating such events as the first flights on the early European mail routes. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed 'M. Montaut', she also

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Description

Hand-coloured pochoir print. Framed and glazed, overall size: 93.6cm x 49.2cm

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