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Lot 82: EMIL ANDRÉ SCHEFER (1876-1942). LA CÔTE D'AZUR. 1926. 42x27 inches, 106x70 cm. Lucien Serre, Paris.
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
EMIL ANDRÉ SCHEFER (1876-1942) LA CÔTE D'AZUR. 1926.
42x27 3/4 inches, 106 3/4x70 1/2 cm. Lucien Serre, Paris.
Condition A: minor creases and repaired tears at edges; errant marks in text.
A strong graphic of a locomotive pulling out of a station on its overnight run to the Côte d'Azur. Schefer, who worked exclusively for automobile and train companies, was nicknamed "The Painter of Machines," and one of his other posters depicts the famed Bugatti train running between Paris and Vichy. Train 254, Azur 13, Wagons-Lits p. 146, Le Train p. 70 (var), Affiches Chemin de Fer p. 163.