Jacques Henri Lartigue - Grand Prix of the A.C.F.- the great racing driver
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Grand Prix of the A.C.F.
Silver Gelatin Photograph
June 26,1912
9 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin. The great racing driver Nazzaro signals Wagner to accelerate.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - The Famous Rowe Twins of the Casino de Paris
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
The Famous Rowe Twins of the Casino de Paris
Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
1929, Printed 1972
9 x 6 1/2 inches

Signed by the photographer in ink on the mat and mount. Artist proof #5/50. Printed in 1972 by Jean Yves du Barre under the supervision of the artist.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Zissou, The Voisin Aeroplane Merlimont
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1904, Printed Later
9 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - In front of the Dauphine Pavillion Club de L’etrier
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
In front of the Dauphine Pavillion (Club de L’etrier), Paris, 1912
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1912, Printed Later
9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches

Signed in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Marcelle’s first communion, Le Mans
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Marcelle’s First Communion, Le Mans
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1907, Printed Later
8 7/8 x 13 3/8 inches

Signed in ink on recto and bear the JHL blind stamp in the margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Gordon Bennett Cup. The Auvergne Races
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Gordon Bennett Cup. The Auvergne Races- Duray at the wheel of the Lorraine Dietrich carrying #13 finished number six.
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1905, Printed Later
9 1/2 x 13 inches

Signed and numbered in ink on recto, JHL blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Kerisdan, Brittany
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Kerisdan, Brittany
Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
1976, Printed c. Late 70s - Early 80s
9 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed on face lower right, blind stamped lower left.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Rouzat, Autoportrait
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Rouzat, Autoportrait
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1923, Printed Later
6 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed in ink on recto, J.H.L. blind stamp in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Bobsled Race - Zissou and Madeleine Thibault in the Bob
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Bobsled Race - Zissou and Madeleine Thibault in the Bobsled. Mme. Folletête, Tatane & Maman Rouzat
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed c. 1980
9 x 13 1/2 inches

Signed on face lower right, blindstamped lower left on recto.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Cousin "Bichonade" in Flight (A Portfolio by Jacques He
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Cousin "Bichonade" in Flight (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1905, Printed c. 1972
6 1/2 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Simone Roussel on the Beach at Villerville
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Simone Roussel on the Beach at Villerville (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1906, printed circa 1972
6 3/4 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
My Brother, Zissou, Gets His Glider Airbourne, Chateau de Rouzat, Jacques Henri Lartigue, France
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1908, Printed circa 1972
6 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Woman with Fox Fur, Avenue des Acacias
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Woman with Fox Fur, Avenue des Acacias (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed circa 1972
6 3/4 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Zissou in His Tire Boat, Chateau de Rouzat
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Zissou in His Tire Boat, Chateau de Rouzat (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, printed circa 1972
9 x 6 5/8 inches

Signed by the artist on the mount, portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # 33/50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Lartigue
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Wheeled Bobsleigh Designed by Jacques Henri Lartigue (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed circa 1972
6 1/2 x 9 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - The Famous Rowe Twins of the Casino de Paris
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
The Famous Rowe Twins of the Casino de Paris (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1929, printed circa 1972
9 x 6 3/4 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Picasso
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Picasso (A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, printed circa 1972
9 x 6 5/8 inches

Signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso, dated, printed title/colophon signed and # '33' in ink. From an edition of 50.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Drag-Racing Day at the Auteuil Races, Paris
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Drag-Racing Day at the Auteuil Races, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1911, Printed 1970s
10 3/4 x 14 inches image, 15 1/2 x 20 inches paper

Signed on recto, artist's stamp on verso.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Solange David, Paris
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Solange David, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1929, Printed in 2003
6 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches image,19 x 15 inches paper

Numbered (3 of 35) in pencil on recto. Titled, dated and numbered in pencil on verso, 31 Studio and donation Lartigue blind stamps in margin.

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Renee Perle with Bracelets
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Untitled (Renee Perle with Bracelets)
Siver Gelatin Photograph
c. 1932
8 x 5 inches

Stamped "Collection Renee Perle vente Jacques Henri Lartigue"

Jacques Henri Lartigue - Renee, Paris
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
Renee, Paris
Platinum/Palladium Photograph
1931, Printed in 2003
5 3/4 x 8 inches image, 19 x 15 inches paper

Numbered (3 of 35) in pencil on recto. Titled, dated and numbered in pencil on verso, 31 Studio and donation Lartigue blind stamps in margin.

A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue
Jacques-Henri Lartigue
A Portfolio by Jacques Henri Lartigue
Silver Gelatin Photograph
Early 1900s, printed c. 1972
6 3/4 x 9 inches

A portfolio of 10 photographs, each mounted and matted, signed by the artist in ink on the mount, the portfolio label on the verso.

Jacques-Henri Lartigue was born June 13, 1894 in Courbevoie, near Paris, France. He was a photographer and painter noted for the spontaneous, joyful photographs he took beginning in his boyhood and continuing throughout his life. Born into a prosperous French family, Lartigue was given at age seven a large-plate camera that he operated by standing on a stool. He received a Brownie No. 2, a handheld camera, as a gift the following year. Lartigue’s boyhood photographs were almost always candid images taken of his family and friends. His upper-middle-class upbringing exposed him to varied and interesting scenes for his pictures.

Lartigue studied painting at the Académie Julian in Paris from 1915 to 1916 and would always consider himself a painter first and foremost. It was nevertheless as a photographer that he would establish his reputation. In the 1910s and ’20s Lartigue enthusiastically photographed such subjects as automobile races, fashionable ladies at the seashore and the park, and kite flying. These photographs, with their informal approach to everyday subjects, reveal his free spirit and love of life, rather than a concern for photographic technique and craft, and often capture a sense of movement. He generally worked in black and white, but during this period he also experimented with the recently developed Autochrome colour process, which satisfied his painterly interests. In the 1930s and ’40s he continued to capture images of middle-class leisure that, like his earlier images, display a charm and joy that is detached from the traumas of world war. He continued to photograph into his 90s, and he extended his settings to include England and the United States during this later period.

Lartigue’s oeuvre was rediscovered by art historians in the early 1960s and shown at a Museum of Modern Art exhibit in New York City in 1963. His photographs were acclaimed in part because of their departure from the formal, posed portraits that had been typical of early photography and also because of their ingenuous charm. Lartigue was made a chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1975. A collection of his work, Diary of a Century, was published in 1970 (reprinted 1978). Later collections of Lartigue’s work include Les Femmes aux cigarettes (1980; Women Holding Cigarettes) and Les Autochromes de J.-H. Lartigue, 1912–1927 (1980; The Autochromes of J.H. Lartigue, 1912–1927).

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