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c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut
  • c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut
  • c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut
  • c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut
  • c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut
  • c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut
  • c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut

c1908 Henri Farman Grand Prix Aviation Lithograph by E Montaut

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£680.00


Product Description

A beautiful and desirable early 20th century coloured lithograph of ‘GRAND-PRIX DE L’AVIATION – Henri FARMAN boucle les1000 m sur son aeroplane’ (Aviation Grand-Prix – Henri Farman achieves a 1000 m circle on his aeroplane).

It shows the plane flying over the airfield, with a car driving alongside and cheering people below. It is signed E. Montaut. It is also indistinctly marked 1908 … … Copyright. The picture is in near mint condition, without 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.

Ernest Montaut (1878–1909) was a French poster artist who died at an early age. He 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. His wife Marguerite Montaut (1883-1936) was also an artist working in the studio, and produced several titles under her own name.

Henri Farman (1874– 1958) was an Anglo-French aviator and aircraft designer and manufacturer with his brother Maurice Farman. Before dedicating himself to aviation he gained fame as a sportsman, specifically in cycling and motor racing. Henri took French nationality in 1937. The Voisin-Farman I was also the first biplane in Europe, to fly a circular circuit of 1 kilometre, over a predetermined course, on the 13th January 1908. This again occurred at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, and won Henri the 50,000 francs Grand Prix d'Aviation offered by Henri Deutsch de la Meurthe.

Size image: 51.5 x 24 cm (20 ¼ x 9 ½ inches)
Size frame: 70.5 x 43 x 1.5 cm (27 ¾ x 17 x 5/8 inches)
Weight: 2373 g

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