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CHRISTIAN HENRY TAVARD JAGUAR TYPE ‘D’- GRAND SPORT,’24 HEURES DU MANS’ 1955-1957
stamp ‘ Collection Monographie Automobile’; inscription ‘Production Christian Tavard’ (upper right) original drawing Indian ink on tracing paper 53 x 82 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 24 Hours of Le Mans race has been one of the most prestigious races in the world since its creation in 1923. The years 1955 and 1957 were marked by the Jaguar «D» Type which won both races. 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.