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Frederick Gordon Crosby (1885-1943)
‘1931 Le Mans 24 Hour Race: Earl Howe and ‘Tim’ Birkin in their victorious 8-c Alfa-Romeo’.
Original watercolour heightened with gouache and crayon, by Frederick Gordon Crosby, mounted with a stepped double-thick mount and framed in a Modernist antique-gold leaf frame, and glazed.
Size: 25 x 25 inches (64 x 64 cms).
Frederick Gordon Crosby is considered amongst the greatest motoring artists of the last century. Regarded as the pre-eminent, pioneer British automotive and aeronautical artist, he was responsible for some of the most striking and dramatic motor-racing and aviation paintings and illustrations.
His most prolific and commercially successful period commenced in the 1920’s, when engaged by ‘The Autocar’ magazine as house artist, responsible for producing artistic accounts of the great British and Continental motor races for weekly publication in the magazine. This earned him great respect within the motor-racing community of the day.