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GAMY and MONTAUT, Ernest.

Fabrique Automobile Belge. Bruxelles.

"Aót Gén: J. de Man-Anvers"

Stock Code
102670
Paris, Mabileau & Co., 1913
£1,950

Ernest Montaut (1878-1909) was an innovative French poster designer whose all-too-short career captured the exhilarating new world of motorised transport, whether in the air, on the water, or especially at high speed on the ground. He introduced the stylistic conceits of close horizontal lines and forward-leaning perspective in his vehicles, for instance, to exaggerate the sense of rapid motion. This period from the mid-1890s saw not only the rapid evolution of the motor car, but also the application of the internal combustion engine to boat design, as well as being fundamental in making possible the whole new concept of powered flight.

Montaut was joined in this endeavour by his wife, Marguerite (1883-1936), who expanding the range of earlier motoring posters to include aviation. She occasionally signed herself as M. Montaut, but more often as Gamy, an anagram of her familiar name, Magy. Following her husband's untimely death at the age

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Hand-coloured pochoir print. Framed and glazed, overall size: 93.6cm x 49.2cm x 4.5cm.

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