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EMIL ANDRE SCHEFER (1876-1942) PARIS-VICHY / AUTOMOTRICE RAPIDE BUGATTI. 1935. 39 1/2x24 1/4 inches, 100x61 1/2 cm. Chaix, Paris. Condition B+ / B: restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. The famed car designer Ettore Bugatti began designing rail cars early in the 1930s. By 1934, the Bugatti trains had captured a world rail speed record of 196 kilometers an hour. Schefer, who worked exclusively for automobile and train companies, was nicknamed "the painter of machines." This is the much rarer of two variants of this image, the other advertising travel from Paris to Lyon in 4 hours and 50 minutes. Le Train p. 70 (var), Belves p. 68.