Georges Braque, Nature Morte, c. 1950

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Nature Morte, c. 1950
Medium:Original color collotype with stencil in colors
Image:25 5/8 in X 15 in (65.1 cm x 38.1 cm)
Sheet:25 5/8 in x 15 in (65.1 cm x 38.1 cm)
Framed:40 1/4 in x 29 7/8 in (102.2 cm x 75.9 cm)
Signature:Hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; signed in the stone in the lower right of the image in brown.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition; sheet has been trimmed to the edge of the image.
ID #w-7556
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Historical Description

Utilizing fluid lines and earthy tones of browns, yellows, and greens, Braque replaces the cubist formality of his early compositions with an organic quality that would come to characterize the artist's later works. The composition is well-balanced, with a large teapot on the left and three, ripe fruits to the right. The teapot, though man-made, retains a natural element, for its shape resembles those of the plump fruit next to it. Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) provides a distinct foreground and background, including the table upon which the fruit rests as part of the overall composition, and offers the viewer a raised vantage point, as though the viewer is gazing down upon the teapot and fruit.

Published by Guy Spitzer in c. 1950, this color collotype is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right and signed in the stone in brown in the lower left of the image. This work is numbered from the edition of 150 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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

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