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Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Automobile Delage, Grand Prix de l’Automobile-Club de France, Le Tréport, 26 juin 1912

Photographs from the Ann Tenenbaum and Thomas H. Lee Collection

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

Automobile Delage, Grand Prix de l’Automobile-Club de France, Le Tréport, 26 juin 1912

Automobile Delage, Grand Prix de l’Automobile-Club de France, Le Tréport, 26 juin 1912

Jacques-Henri Lartigue

1894 - 1986

Automobile Delage, Grand Prix de l’Automobile-Club de France, Le Tréport, 26 juin 1912


gelatin silver print, signed in ink on the image, mounted to Capitol illustration board, a typed 'Art Lending Service, The Museum of Modern Art' label on the reverse, framed, 1913, printed circa 1960

image: 11 by 15 ⅝ in. (28 by 39.7 cm.)

frame: 21 ½ by 25 ¾ in. (54.6 by 65.4 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This large glossy print is in generally excellent condition. There is an approximately 5-and-1/2-inch linear deposit of original retouching in the lower left quadrant. Upon close inspection in raking light, the following are visible: scattered tiny deposits of original retouching; a few soft creases; short hairline scratches; a few small linear impressions; a fingerprint along the left edge; and the faintest intermittent silvering in the darkest areas at the extreme edges of the print. None of the aforementioned detract in any way from the overall fine appearance of this print. The mount is faintly soiled. The edges and corners are occasionally bumped. 'LARO-002/0' is written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the mount. On the reverse of the mount are a few abrasions, adhesive remnants, and stains from old adhesive. The following are written in an unidentified hand in pencil: 'LARO-002/0'; 'JHL/1005'; 'CEP1910'; and '[illegible] code #141.'


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Mickey Pallas, Chicago

Christie's East, 8 November 1982, Sale 5215, Lot 143

Private collection, Switzerland

Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 2005

'The Photographs of Jacques-Henri Lartigue,' The Museum of Modern Art Art Bulletin, 1 November 1963, Vol. XXX, No. 1, unpaginated

Jacques-Henri Lartigue: Diary of a Century (New York, 1970), unpaginated

Jacques-Henri Lartigue, J. H. Lartigue: les autos et autres engins roulants (Paris, 1974), p. 50

Jacques-Henri Lartigue (Aperture, 1976), p. 63

Jacques Damade, Jacques-Henri Lartigue (New York, 1986), cover

Vicki Goldberg, Jacques-Henri Lartigue: Photographer (Boston, 1998), pl. 77

Lartigue: Album of a Century (New York, 2003), unpaginated

Autophoto (Paris: Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, 2017), p. 312

While this photograph is commonly dated 1912, in large part because Lartigue himself dated it '26 juin 1912' in his records, it was most likely taken in 1913. The vehicle pictured speeding by is a Théophile Schneider race car that competed in the Automobile-Club de France Grand Prix in 1913, not in 1912. 


In 1951, the Museum of Modern Art established its Art Lending Service as a forum to educate young collectors about modern art. It allowed the public to rent a piece of art, each selected by a trustee advisory committee in consultation with MoMA's curators, for a two-month period before deciding to purchase the work or return it. 


The ALS label on the reverse of this Lartigue most likely dates from the 1960s.