Georges Braque, Paroles Peintes, 1962

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Paroles Peintes, 1962
Reference:Vallier 183
Medium:Original Color Aquatint
Image:13 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in (34.9 cm x 24.8 cm)
Sheet:15 1/16 in x 11 in (38.3 cm x 27.1 cm)
Framed:28 3/10 in x 24 2/5 in (72 cm x 62 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin; printed by Visat, Paris and published by Lazar-Vernet, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4073

Historical Description

Engaging in the boundaries of the medium, Braque uses expressive strokes of line and sweeping motions of curves which serve to emulate the wings of the bird in flight. The delicate strokes on the soft paper give off the illusion of the work being a watercolor which adds to the ethereal quality of the work.

Paroles Peintes is a series of poems and stories written by different authors with accompanying illustrations by artists that include Braque, Chagall, Bissiere, and Ernst. This beautifully delicate portrayal of birds by Braque accompanied the text by Jean Paulhan in Paroles Peintes I, one of Braque's closest friends and a French literature icon.

Created in 1962, this color aquatint is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin. Created to accompany text by Jean Paulhan in Paroles Peinties I. Published by O. Lazar-Vernet Paris, 1962, and printed by Visat, 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. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Listed as catalogue raisonné no. 183 on pg. 264, with another example illustrated.

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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