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LÉON VALENTIN GAMBEY (1883-1914) COURSES DE CHALON S/ SAÔNE. Circa 1911. 51x36 inches, 129 1/2x91 1/2 cm. J. Minot, Paris. Condition A: minor repaired tears and creases along vertical and horizontal folds. Framed. Unexamined out of frame. A native of Chalon-sur-Saône, Gambey was known for his watercolors of soldiers and horses. After studying art in his home town he moved to Paris where he continued his studies, drawing under Eugène Grasset at l'École Guerin, a private art school. He joined the French Army at the outbreak of the First World War and died in battle four months later. This well-composed image, with the hallmarks of classic French Art Deco illustrations, is his only known poster.