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CHRISTIAN HENRY TAVARD RICHARD-BRASIER - COUPE GORDON BENNETT - 1905
inscription ‘‘CHRISTIAN H.G.H. TAVARD/ COPYRIGHT 67’ (lower right); inscription “L’automobile” n°237-1 1966 - “L’album fanatique n°2 II - 1966” - “La coupe Gordon Bennett” par J.R Dulier éd. Paul Couty (on the lower edge) original drawing Indian ink on tracing paper 32 x 55 cm Provenance: collection of the Musée de l'Automobiliste in Mougins, South of France (1984 – 2008), created by Adrien Maeght, son of Aimé Maeght, famous French art dealer, collector, lithographer, and publisher; Private collection, Monaco. The sixth and last edition of the Gordon Bennett Cup, created by James Gordon Benett (1841-1918), took place in Clermont-Ferrand, France in 1905. The race was won, as in the previous year, by the Frenchman Léon Théry on this Richard-Brasier. CHRISTIAN HENRY TAVARD was a specialist in technical drawing, and the editor-in-chief of the famous magazine "L'Automobiliste" created by Adrien Maeght in the 1980s.