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GAMY-MONTAUT, Ernest and Marguerite.

En Manoeuvres. Le Tracteur Châtillon-Panhard.

Stock Code
89196
Paris, Mabileau & Co., 1914
£750

The Tracteur Châtillon-Panhard, or sometimes called Panhard-Châtillon, was a pioneering all-wheel drive vehicle developed from around 1910 by the French motor manufacturing company of Panhard Levassor and the French military. Following extensive trials of a number of such vehicles, the Châtillon-Panhard proved the most successful, and 50 were ordered in 1914 for use by the artillery. Capable of towing up to 15 tonnes, they replaced horses to haul heavy guns at the battle of the Marne, as depicted here.

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

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Hand-coloured pochoir print, 45 x 89 cm., signed 'Gamy', laid on board and mounted.

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