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    Sale 7589

    Sporting Art

    23 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 132

    Elie Lambert (20th/21st Century)

    Grand Prix de Deauville, Hotel Normandy

    Price Realised  


    Elie Lambert (20th/21st Century)
    Grand Prix de Deauville, Hotel Normandy
    signed, inscribed and dated 'DEAUVILLE/Lambert 81' (lower left)
    oil on canvas
    55 x 73¼ in. (139.7 x 186 cm.)
    From left to right, the silks of Sheik Hamdam Al Maktoum; Baron Guy de Rothschild; Prince Khalib Abdullah; Monsieur Lagardère; Daniel Wildenstein; Jacques Wertheimer; Godolphin; Mr John Magnier; Michael Tabor; Robert Sangster; J.L. Bouchard and Baron Edouard de Rothschild.

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    Elie Lambert's life has always been deeply entwined with the equestrian world. At one time the most successful bloodstock agent in Belgium, he has also been a racing journalist and an amateur rider attached to the stable of Le Vicomte d'Hendecourt (gaining his gentleman rider's licence at the age of 18). His work reflects this knowledge and experience, and adeptly captures the excitement of the racing world, with atmospheric compositions, fresh, vibrant colours, and a vibrant, original technique.

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