1910 Montaut, Ernest COUPE VANERBILT Original color lithograph 90 cm pochoir - Sport, Motor Racing
Coupe Vanderbilt / Le Match Gabriel -- Long-Island Railroad, au passage a niveau d'Hicksville
89.5 x 44.9 cm
Published by Mabileau & Cie, Paris, 1910, depicting The Vanderbilt Cup began on Long Island in 1904, modeled after the European long distance races. The race was supported by the local elite and the fledgling AAA, while it was opposed by farmers, politicians and the local press. Eighteen competitors took part in the first race.
One of six coloured lithographs by Gamy published by Malibeau & Co, Paris, 1909-1911.
Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) and his wife were the first artists to capture the Heroic Age of aviation and motor racing. The Gamy-Montaut prints were produced by the pochoir process, in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. The prints were then painstakingly coloured using individual colour stencils.
Very good overall condition with good full margins. As usual due to size some edge wear. Single clear tear to right margin (into image, backed without loss). Two further small clean marginal tears. All without loss to image.