An original Peter Helck depicting DePalma's "Gray Ghost" defeating Oldfied in the Vanderbilt Cup, Santa Monica 1914,
Lot 76
An original Peter Helck depicting DePalma's "Gray Ghost" defeating Oldfied in the Vanderbilt Cup, Santa Monica 1914,
US$ 8,000 - 12,000
£4,700 - 7,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
An original Peter Helck depicting DePalma's "Gray Ghost" defeating Oldfied in the Vanderbilt Cup, Santa Monica 1914,
signed, gouache on artist board, scene depicts DePalmas greatest victory when he beat Barney Oldfield to capture the Vanderbilt Cup in Santa Monica, California, matted, framed and glazed, 19 x 15½in. overall.

Footnotes

  • Leo approched Peter for the commissioned work after a discussion with the President of Mercedes (at the time) in regards to getting a historical painting of earley Mercedes racing done to celebrate the new Mercedes Headquarters in Montvale, New Jersey. Peter responded with six renditions of Ralph DePalma's greatest victories for Mercedes including 3 different Indianapolis pieces and 3 Vanderbilt cup pieces. This one was the test that was chosen and the full size completed version still resides in the headquaters today.
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