Georges Braque, Août: Feuilles et Raisins (August: Leaves and Grapes), 1958

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: Août: Feuilles et Raisins (August: Leaves and Grapes), 1958
Reference: Vallier 135
Medium: Original Color Aquatint
Image Size: 12 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in (32.4 cm x 25.1 cm)
Sheet Size: 12 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in (32.4 cm x 25.1 cm)
Framed Size: approx. 25 1/2 in x 19 1/4 in (64.77 cm x 48.9 cm)
Edition: Annotated 'H.C.' (hors commerce) in pencil in the lower left, this work is an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 20 with roman numerals.
Signature: This work is hand-signed by George Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-4074

French symbolism poet Saint-Pol Roux created the notion of "idéoréalisme", an artistic fusion between the real world and the world of ideas which Braque gravitated toward because of the presentation of the unexplainable. This colorful aquatint leaves nothing unexplained as the leaves and grapes accompany a poem by Saint-Pol Roux in the book Août, but Braque's masterful execution of form and line leave a mysterious beauty for the viewer.

Created in 1958, this work is hand-signed by George Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right and annotated 'H.C.' (hors commerce) in pencil in the lower left; this work is an artist's proof aside from the numbered edition of 20 with roman numerals on Japon paper and Auvergne paper. One of 4 aquatints and varying suites by Georges Braque featured in a book titled Août (August) by Saint-Pol Roux, this work was published by Luis Broder, Paris, and printed by Crommelynck & Dutrou, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnès and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics, Catalogue Raisonné, W.H. Smith Publishers: New York, 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 135 on pgs. 191-3.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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