GEORGES BRAQUE 1882-1963
Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882-1963 Paris (French)
Title: The Studio | L’Atelier, 1961
Technique: Original Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours BFK Rives Wove Paper
Paper size: 51 x 66.2 cm. / 20 x 26 in.
Image size: 42.5 x 52 cm. / 16.7 x 20.4 in.
Additional Information: This original lithograph in colours is hand signed in pencil by the artist “G. Braque” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 75, at the lower left margin.
It was printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris and was published by Musées Nationaux, Paris in a limited edition of 75 signed and numbered impressions in 1961.
The paper bears the BFK Rives watermark.
This image was used for the poster of the exhibition “L’Atelier de Braque” in the Louvre Museum December 1961 to February 1962.
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.
Provenance: Libreria Prandi, Reggio (with their blindstamp)
Literature: Vallier D. (1982). Braque: The Complete Graphics Catalogue Raisonné. New York: Alpine Fine Arts Collection.
Reference: Vallier 165
Condition: Very good condition. A soft crescent crease in the upper left image.