One of six coloured lithographs by Marguerite Montaud published by Malibeau & Co, Paris, 1909-1911. Showing a Voisin biplane flying over the River Seine, Paris. Ernest Montaut (1879-1909) and his wife, Marguerite (or Gamy), were the first artists to capture the Heroic Age of aviation and motor racing. The Gamy-Montaut prints were produced by the pochoir proces, in which the outlines for each image were drawn onto lithographic stones and printed. The prints were then painstakingly coloured using individual colour stencils. She carried on producing pictures for Mabileau & Co after the death of her husband.
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