Bryan de Grineau (1882-1957): 'London Grand Prix, Crystal Palace 23rd June 1938',
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Bryan de Grineau (1882-1957): 'London Grand Prix, Crystal Palace 23rd June 1938',
Sold for £1,375 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium
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Bryan de Grineau (1882-1957): 'London Grand Prix, Crystal Palace 23rd June 1938',
signed, watercolour heightened with white, depicting the career ending crash of Giovanni Lurani's Maserati 4CM during practice for the race, 47.5 x 71.5cm, mounted, framed and glazed.

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  • Formerly from the collection of the Late Count Giovanni Lurani: See Brooks 22 May 1990 Monaco auction.

    "I arrived at the corner where there was lots of oil spilt by an ERA. The car was uncontrollable.... I saw the scenery rushing around me and I had the exact feeling that this was the end. I was half thrown out of the car, thank God, and it landed with the four wheels in the air near me and I got away with a broken right hip. A good price to pay for such a terrible crash."
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