Georges Braque, Nature morte (avec un pichet et citrons) [Still Life with Pitcher and Lemons], c.1950

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: Nature morte (avec un pichet et citrons) [Still Life with Pitcher and Lemons], c.1950
Medium: Original Color Offset Lithograph & Screenprint
Image Size: 23 1/4 in x 17 3/4 in (59 cm x 45 cm)
Sheet Size: approx. 26 in x 20 in (66 cm x 50.8 cm)
Framed Size: 40 3/4 in x 36 3/4 in (103.5 cm x 93.3 cm)
Signature: Hand signed by Georges Braque (1882 - 1963) in black crayon in the lower right margin
Condition: This work is in very good condition, a bold impression with vibrant colors
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ID # w-2243

This beautifully arranged and elegant still life exhibits some of George Braque’s more graphic sensibilities.  Subtly framed with color variants along the left, right, and bottom margins, the composition features a table of fruit, utensils, and a pitcher.  This work is along a more realist rendition of a still life portrait with very subtle cubist and abstract qualities.  The shading throughout allows the objects to inhabit a three-dimensional quality while the earthy colors of yellow, grey, white, blue, and brown provide a consistent palette for the composition.

Created in c. 1950, this original color offset lithograph and screenprint was published by Beaux-Art, Inc., Paris with ‘No. 18’ printed in dark brown ink in the lower left margin and ‘Printed in France’ printed similarly in the lower right margin.  Hand signed by Georges Braque (1882 – 1963) in black crayon in the lower right margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
It 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).

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
This work is set in an elegant gold leaf and dark wood frame.  The tonal quality of the moulding accentuates the deep hues in this work in an ornate Spanish style.  The undulating sculptural elements complement the seaside imagery within the piece.  Completed with white, linen-wrapped mats and a matching gold inner fillet, this work is set behind an archival Plexiglas® cover.

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