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'1924 Grand Prix d'Europe' by de Bruyne
Dexter Brown (aka de Bruyne, English b.1942): ‘1924 Grand Prix of Europe at Lyon’.
Original oil on canvas, signed ‘de Bruyne’ and dated 2012. Framed in a swept black lacquered frame with slip, and unglazed.
Dimensions: 81 x 62 inches (206 x 157.5 cms).
Notes: August 3rd 1924, a hot, dusty day in the paddock at Sept Chemins, the Grand Prix circuit a few miles south of Lyon, and the first Grand Prix appearance of the mighty Alfa Romeo Tipo P2. In the foreground is (eventual victor) Giuseppe Campari in number 10, alongside none other than a young Enzo Ferrari in number 19.
(Enzo completed only a few practice laps before becoming unwell and withdrawing from the race). The line-up is completed by Louis Wagner (no.16) and Antonio Ascari (no.3). In the background Ettore Bugatti can be seen with the Type 35, its first appearance at a Grand Prix.
(Image 2 will give you some indication as to the scale of this magnificent painting).