GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963
Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882-1963 Paris
Title: The Dance, 1934
Technique: Original Hand Signed Etching with Aquatint on paper
Paper Size: 27.3 x 22 cm / 10.7 x 8.6 in
Plate Size: 24 x 17 cm / 9.4 x 6.6 in
Additional Information: This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right margin “G.Braque”.
The etching was created for the book “Georges Braque” by Carl Einstein and was published in 1934 by Chroniques du Jour, Paris and A. Zwemmer, London and E. Weyne, New York.
It was printed in a limited edition of 250 signed and numbered impressions.
The book itself is hand numbered on the first page “Edition numérotée 68”.
Carl Einstein (26 April 1885 – 5 July 1940), born Karl Einstein, was an influential German Jewish writer, art historian, and critic.Regarded as one of the first critics to appreciate the development of Cubism, as well as for his work on African art and influence on the European avant-garde, Einstein was a friend and colleague of such figures as George Grosz, Georges Braque, Pablo Picasso and Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler. His work combined many strands of both political and aesthetic discourse into his writings, addressing both the developing aesthetic of modern art and the political situation in Europe.
1. Vallier, Dora. 1982. Braque: The Complete Graphics Catalogue Raisonne. New York: Alpine Fine Arts collection.
Reference: Vallier 25, page 65.
2. Hofmann, Werner. 1961. L’Oeuvre Graphique de Georges Braque. Stuuugart: Editions Gerd Hatje.
Reference: Hatje Livres 111
Condition: Very Good condition.
GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963
GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963
Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882-1963 Paris (French)
Title: The Raptor | Le Rapace, 1963
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Paper
Paper size: 37.6 x 27.8 cm. / 14.8 x 11 in.
Additional Information: This lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right margin “G.Braque”. It is also numbered “29/75” in pencil at the lower left margin. The paper bears the Arches watermark. This is one of the lithographs that were included in the “Lettera Amorosa” Portfolio to illustrate the poems of the French artist Rene Char. The work was published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva, in a limited edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions in 1963. It was printed by Mourlot in Paris.
Mourlot with whom Georges Braque collaborated on this project said: “This work, whose execution lasted several years, greatly interested Braque. Several of these illustrations were redone two or three times and it was not always easy to obtain the Bon à tirer from the artist. The majority of the works were done on litho paper, transferred to zinc or stone, and retouched by the artist in his workshop.” Note: The bird is a recurrent motif in Braque’s oeuvre being a symbol of freedom and peace, especially after the second world war. At the very end of his life, the artist painted birds repeatedly, as the perfect motif of his obsession with space and movement.
Avant Garde Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa. Christie’s, London, 29th November 1995, lot 424.
1) Vallier, D. (1984) Braque: The Complete Graphics Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection
Reference: Vallier 187.
2) Engelberts, E. & Wunsche, H. (1971). Georges Braque: Das Lithographische Werk. Boon: Galerie Wunsche.
Reference: Wunsche 147.
Condition: Good condition. Light staining in the upper part of image.
ERICH (ARIK) BRAUER 1867-1932
Title: Brauer Liedermappe, 1968
Technique: Original Portfolio including 10 hand signed and numbered Etchings and Aquatints in colours on Zerkall-Buetten paper
Paper Size: (each) 59.3 x 41.6 in / 23.3 x 16.3 in
Image Size:(each) 33 x 30 cm / 12.9 x 16.3 in
Additional Information: This portfolio includings 10 hand signed and numbered original etchings with Aquatints in colours.
Each one is hand signed in pencil “Brauer” at the lower right margin and numbered “76/99” in the lower left also in pencil.
The work was printed by Finger, Wien and published by Sydow, Frankfurt in 1968 in a limited edition of 99 copies. There were a further 15 artist’s proofs.
Literature: Walter Koschatzky, Brauer Graphik – Das Graphische Werk von 1951 von 1974, Switzerland: Verlag Goldregen AG Glarus, 1974.
Reference: Koschatzky G-30, pages 202-203
Condition: Very Good Condition
Technique : Original Watercolor inside Book.
Paper Size : 18.5 X 11.5 cm / 7.3 X 4.5 inch.
Additional Information : This is an Original Watercolor that was painted by Yves Brayer on the inside cover of the book “Trois Oiseaux”. (it can by seperated from the book easily)
The watercolor is hand signed by the artist “Y Brayer” at the lower right corner in green watercolor.
It presents a woman from the back.
The Book include over 244 pages of text and was written by Andre Beucler. It was published in 1957 by Bernard Grasset in Paris and this is the first edition that was limited to only 20 copies.
Condition : Very good condition. some wear and tear to the covers. The watercolor is in excellent condition..
Signed and numbered in pencil, from edition of 100.
Technique : Original Color Etching and Aquatint on BFK Rives paper
Paper Size : 66 X 51 cm / 26 X 21 inch.
Plate Size : 34.5 X 30 cm / 13.6 X 11.8 inch.
Additional Information : This Etching is Hand Signed in Pencil “Bryen” in the right lower margin,
and also Hand Numberd in pencil 4/250 in the lower Left margin .
The paper bears the BFK Rives Watermark.
Provenance : Galerie Vomel Dusseldorf.
Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (Stamp Verso) .
Condition : Excellent, apart from handling creases at the lower left margin.
CARL BUCHHEISTER 1890-1964
1890 – Hanover – 1964 (German)
Title: Kompositon Jaerve, 1962
Technique: Original Hand Signed, Dated, Numbered and Titled Etching on BFK Rives wove paper
Paper Size: 23.5 x 18 cm / 9.2 x 7 in
Plate size: 11 x 14.3 cm / 4.3 x 5.6 in
Additional Information: This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist at the lower right corner “C. Buchheister”.
It is also hand numbered, titled and dated “Kompositon Jaerve 1962 5/60” at the lower left corner.
This work was printed in a limited edition of 60 signed and numbered impressions in 1962.
It bears the BFK Rives Watermark.
There is a label from the Arturo Schwarz Gallery at the back of the frame.
Another impression of this work can be found in the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Provenance: Arturo Schwarz Gallery, Milan, Italy.
Private Italian collection (acquired directly from Arturo Schwarz)
Note: Arturo Umberto Samuele Schwarz (b. 1924, Alexandria, Egypt) son of a German father and an Italian mother, is an Italian scholar, art historian, poet, writer, lecturer, art consultant and curator of international art exhibitions.
He lives in Milan, where he has amassed a large collection of Dada and Surrealist art, including many works by personal friends such as Marcel Duchamp, André Breton, Man Ray, and Jean Arp.
Literature: Carl Buchheister, Elisabeth Buchheister, Willi Kemp, Susanne Thesing. 1984. Carl Buchheister: 1890 – 1964. Werkverzeichnis der abstrakten Arbeiten, Volume 1. E.Roether
Reference: Buchheister/Kemp R 5
Condition: Very Good Condition. Not examined outside the frame.
Technique : Original Etching on paper.
Paper Size : 24.5 X 16 cm / 9.6 X 6.2 inch.
Image Size : 9 X 6.5 cm / 3.5 X 2.5 inch.
Additional Information : This work is Hand Signed by the artist in pencil at the left lower margin “Budko”.
It is also Hand numberd: “I 2” in pencil, which is probably the second state of this woodcut.
Joseph Budko was a student of Herman(n) Struck.
Like Struck and Steinhardt, he used the expressive form of the printing methods (etchings,woodcuts, and lithographs) to revive the use of graphic and book illustration in the jewish art world.
The emergence of the German Expressionism in the begining of the 20th century that used the sharp contrast of black and white and the hard, dramatic cuts to express their souls and to turn a small format into a monumental image is also aparnt in his work.
Budko developed a style that combined personal attitude with Jewish mentality, a synthesis of Jewish tradition and modern artistic approach. He also revived the spirit of Jewish book illustration, elevating it to modern design.
Condition : Good condition.
two pale stains in the upper right corner some surface dirt in the margins and minor handling creases. (the image is in very good condition).
ROLAND CABOT b. 1929
born 1929 (Brasilian)
Title: Abstraction Nr. 4.
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Inscribed Etching on Arches vellum paper
Size: 50 x 32,5 cm / 19.7 x 12.8 in
Additional Information: This work is hand signed in pencil by the artist “Cabot” at the lower right,
as well as hand inscribed “Epreuve d’Artiste V/XX” (Artist Proof 5 /20)
and titled “Abstraction Nr.4” in pencil at the lower margin.
Condition: Very good condition. Discoloration of the paper, especially at the margins and on the reverse.