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‘Meeting de Tamise’ by Gamy, 1912
A rare original lithograph, dated 1912, inscribed ‘7-16 Septembre, 1912. Chemet, Sur Sud HYDRO-AEROPLANE, Borel, Moteur Gnome, Helice Chauviere’. Mounted, framed and glazed within a limed oak frame.
Dimensions: 43 x 26 inches (110 x 66 cms).
Additional Notes: Ernest Montaut (1879-1909), a French artist, was celebrated as an illustrator of early automobile racing, air and water transportation. The production of prints in the same style continued after Montaut’s death in 1909 and it is assumed that many of the later prints from the artist “Gamy” were produced by Montaut’s wife Marguerite, with Gamy being an anagram of her nickname “Magy” the old motor.
Additional Notes: 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 used the name 'Gamy', an anagram for Magy.