1913 Original French Art Deco Poster, Dedalia Car Race- Gamy

Date: 1913
Size:  18 x 35.5
Notes: Poster, Linen Backed
Artist: Gamy, Marguerite Campion
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About The Poster: Having observed the rapidly growing interest in cars and racing during the early years of motor cars, Ernest Montaut produced his first motoring prints in the mid-1890s, and by 1897, his drawings were pictorial records of the many races in France. Montaut's work was extremely well received in the Paris of his day and was shown in the fashionable shops of the Rue de l'Opera and Rue de la Paix, as well as in the better galleries.Marguerite Montaut, Ernest's wife, joined him in his work. While Marguerite Montaut's works were occasionally signed 'M. Montaut', she also used the name 'Gamy', an anagram for Magy. The Gamy-Montaut prints were all produced by 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, including Nevil and Campion, to assist in the colouring. This poster is labeled: "The Dedalia Car, first prize winner at the 1913 ACF Grand Prix for Cycle Cars."