Paris. Mabileau & Co., 1910.
Color lithograph with pochoir (stencil) handcolor, image approximately 15 x 29 inches on sheet 17 3/4 x 35 1/2 inches. Discoloration to lower left corner of sheet (outside image area); thin line of light toning to left upper edge; a few light foxing spots; couple of tiny edge tears to upper edge; clean and bright. 'Gamy' is thought to be a pseudonym of Marguerite Montaut, the wife of the French poster artist Ernest Montaut, who died in 1909 at the age of 31. Ernest Montaut and, after his death, his wife, produced posters whose subject matter reflects the era's fascination with speed, on land and in the air. The posters were elaborately produced employing a combination of color lithography and handcoloring using the pochoir (stencil) process. This image, of a biplane flying low over a flat riverscape with speeding auto below, commemorates the record for flying distance in France set by Roger Sommer on his biplane. Item #50382