Georges Braque, L'Aquarium

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Medium:Color Etching
Image Size:12 1/2 in x 9 3/4 in (31.8 cm x 24.8 cm)
Sheet Size:26 1/8 in x 19 7/8 in (66.4 cm x 50.5 cm)
Framed Size:37 5/8 in x 34 in (95.6 cm x 86.4 cm)
Edition:Annotated 'E.A.' in pencil (aside from the edition of 160) in the lower left margin. This work was published by Maeght, Paris.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (1882-1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition, with bold, vibrant colors.
ID #w-2697

Historical Description

Georges Braque L'Aquarium; Two charming fish flit about their transparent home against a vibrant background of bright yellow and lime-green. Braque contrasts bold, luminous colors with earthy brown tones to create a delightful piece that conveys a sense of joy and playfulness. The two fish, composed of geometric and linear forms, pop out against the brilliantly colored background. Braque utilizes line and shadow to add depth to the piece, creating a three-dimensional bowl that rests upon a flat surface, with a candlestick placed nearby.

Created c. 1950, this color etching was based on an original painting by Georges Braque (1882-1963). This piece is hand signed by Georges Braque (1882 - 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and annotated 'E.A.' in pencil (aside from the edition of 160) in the lower left margin. This work was published by Maeght, Paris.

About the Framing:

A beautiful, Renaissance-style gold scalloped moulding compliments this unique piece, Georges Braque L'Aquarium. The bright gold highlights the vibrant greens and yellows in the piece, allowing for an overall sense of illumination. Framing is completed with a matching inner fillet, a white, silk-wrapped mat, and archival Plexiglas® cover. All materials are of museum quality and archival to properly preserve and protect your piece.

Illustrated in:

1. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics, Catalogue Raisonné, W.H. Smith Publishers: New York, 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné Maeght, no. 1007 on pg. 292.

Subject Matter: Still Life Fish