20th Century
Grand Prix Tours 1923

Oil on canvas, signed lower right, entitled and dated lower centre
Image size:  32½ x 25 inches (82.5 x 63.5 cm)
Hand made frame Art deco style frame


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This painting depicts the 1923 French Grand Prix, held at Tours on 2 July 2023.

This race is notable as the first international Grand Prix to be won by an English driver or an English car, John Seagrave driving a Sunbeam. In this painting we see the turn on the course at Membrolle. The race also featured several innovative new technologies, including the first appearance of both supercharging and V12 engines in Grand Prix racing.

The large solid looking car is the Bugatti ‘Tank’, one of the great iconic motors of all time.