'Monte Carlo Tennis Championships' by Pierre Gaillardot (circa 1960s)
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'Monte Carlo Tennis Championships', watercolour on paper (c. 1960s) by Pierre Gaillardot. A rare and very charming depiction of the clay courts of the Monte Carlo Country Club tournament from the 1960s. The first Monte Carlo tennis tournament took place in 1897. Its successor, the Monte Carlo Open, commenced in 1969. The location is spectacular with the courts adjacent to the azure Mediterranean and famous windy cliff roads or corniches. Sun, clay courts, the blue Mediterranean - who needs Wimbledon? In this expressionist depiction, the tennis audience surveys a doubles match under the international flags of the tournament. Newly framed and glazed. Signed: 'Pierre Gaillardot' (twice) in lower right hand corner. What a perfect gift for the tennis fanatic in your family. Game, Set and Match! The work is in good vintage condition. Please carefully view the many accompanying photos to this listing. Upon request a video will be provided.
About the Artist: Pierre Gaillardot (1910-2002), French painter from the new school of Paris whose origins were from the Burgundy region. He depicted scenes of vineyards and winemakers as well as horse races, sailing regattas and bathers on the beach. Employing a rather expressionist style, his depictions of horsing sports perfectly capture their swift movement and very colourful riders. In recognition of his inspired art, in 1966 he was awarded the ‘Prix Pierre Puvis de Chavannes' upon the recommendation of the Committee of the ‘Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts’ and the City of Paris. A retrospective exhibition of his works was held at the ‘Musée d’Art Moderne’ in Paris in 1967. His works appear for sale at the major international auction houses and reside in collections around the world.
Dimensions with frame:
H 69.0 cm / 27.2"
W 89.0 cm / 35.0"
Dimensions without frame:
H 56.0 cm / 22.0"
W 76.0 cm / 29.9"