HAENEN Frédéric (De)

PRACTICE FOR CAR DRIVERS, 1898

Washed drawing with Chinese ink, pencil and white gouache on cardboard: 33.6 x 24.5 cm / 13.2 x 9.6 ins
Signed lower left

Draughtsman and illustrator.

Frédéric de Haenen contributed frequently to “Le Graphic” and other illustrated publications.

The driving school of the company “Fiacres électriques” was located in Aubervilliers on a track of 700 meters full of obstacles, such as piles of wood and pedestrians in ground iron. All the obstacles that a motorist could encounter along the way were present. “There is even a cyclist who is just as awkward in traffic.”

This work dates from 1898.

Provenance:
Sale of the archives of “L’Illustration” at the auction house Artcurial in Paris on November 21, 2005, nr. 190 in the catalogue.

Exhibition:
Paris, Musée Camavalet, “L’ illustration, journal
univelsel, un siècle de vie frangaise”, January 27 – April 26, 1987, nr. 263 of the catalogue, reproduced on page 96.

Bibliography:
Published in “L’Illustration” of November 19, 1898.
“Histoire de la locomotion terrestre”, éditions
de l’Illustration, Paris 1935, reproduced on page 319.
A. Norton, “Les Balbutiements de I’Automobile”, éditions Eric Baschet 1982: work reproduced on a full-page on page 38.

Period:
Paris 1853 - 1929
French School

Exhibitions:
Paris

Literature:
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 6, p. 1004.