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1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion
  • 1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion
  • 1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion
  • 1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion
  • 1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion
  • 1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion

1912 Meeting de St Malo Aircraft Lithograph by Campion

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£680.00


Product Description

A beautiful and desirable early 20th century coloured lithograph of ‘MEETING DE ST. MALO – Weymann gagne le prix de Jersey - Moteur Gnome (St Malo Meeting – Weymann wins the Jersey Prize - Gnome Engine).

It shows the monoseaplane flying over the shore, from the sea, with a vignette picture of an eagle. It is signed M.CAMPION. It is also marked M. CAMPION – BOIS COLOMBES – COPYRIGHT 1912. The picture is in near mint condition, apart from a small partial crease tear below the signature. It hasn’t any foxing and has been recently mounted, framed and glazed. It is one of a dozen images that we have recently bought and are being listed on this site.

Nothing seems to be available on the life of the artist M. Campion. We know that he worked for Ernest Montaut (1878–1909) and then his wife Marguerite Montaut (1883-1936) at the Montaut-Mabileau Studio, producing advertising poster artwork. Ernest is credited with the invention of various artistic techniques, such as speed lines and distorting perspective by foreshortening to create the impression of speed. These techniques are still in use, today. Montaut's printmaking used the Pochoir process, in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. Using these uncoloured prints as a template, elaborate stencils were cut for each colour. Water-colour was then brushed onto the image through the stencil. The colouring process was quite complex, with each print taking several days to produce. It was also quite labour intensive, and the studio of Gamy-Montaut therefore employed a group of trained artists. This caused a significant variation of colours in the finished prints, making them individually unique.

Charles Terres Weymann (2 August 1889 – 1976) was a Haitian-born early aeroplane racing pilot and businessman. During World War I he flew for Nieuport as a test pilot and was awarded the rank of Chevalier of the Legion of Honour.

Size image: 57 x 30.5 cm (21 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches)
Size frame: 75.5 x 49 x 1.5 cm (29 ¾ x 19 ¼ x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 2780 g

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