Georges Braque, La Charrue (The Plough), 1960

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: La Charrue (The Plough), 1960
Reference: Vallier 150
Medium: Original Color Lithograph printed on Japon nacr&eacute
Image Size: 12 in x 19 in (30.5 cm x 48.3 cm)
Sheet Size: 16 1/8 in x 25 in (40.9 cm x 63.5 cm)
Framed Size: 38 in x 31 1/8 in (96.5 cm x 79.5 cm)
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.
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ID # w-2784

Combining the organic with the technical, Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) depicts a plough against a background of graphing squares. The plough appears as if in watercolor, composed of soft, organic strokes in shades of brown and beige. It rests amidst green and brown splatters, as if lying in a pile of autumn leaves. A loose stroke of tan encircles the entire composition, yet the grid squares manage to leak out subtly from the boundaries of this tan line. The plough appears to both obey and defy reason and order. The handles are linear, as if Braque used the grid to create straight diagonal lines, yet the wheels do not connect from corner to corner, defying the repetitious and symmetrical nature of the grid.

Created in 1960, this original color lithograph was printed on Japon nacré. This work 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 150 in pencil in the lower left margin; printed and published by Maeght, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque The Plough (La Charrue), 1960 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Maeght, Editeur. 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 75.

2. Vallier, Dora, Braque: The Complete Graphics, 1982, listed as catalogue raisonné no. 150 on pg. 216 (another example illustrated).

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Georges Braque The Plough (La Charrue), 1960 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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