Georges Braque, L'ordre des oiseaux (The Order of Birds), 1962
|Artist:||Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)|
|Title:||L'ordre des oiseaux (The Order of Birds), 1962|
|Image:||14 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in (36.2 cm x 29.2 cm)|
|Sheet:||20 9/16 in x 16 3/16 in (52.2 cm x 41.1 cm)|
|Framed:||approx. 31 in x 27 in (78.7 cm x 68.6 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Au Vent d’Arles, Paris 1962 and printed by Crommelynck, 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.|
Blurring the border between abstract and representational, the bird at the center of the image drifts serenely downward. The deliberate simplicity of this work is apparent. Only three colors (blue, pink and brown) compose the image, none of which meld together. The bird colored in dark blue glistens clearly against its subdued background. Without overwhelming our eyes with superfluous detail, the gestural marks of the bird directly convey the essence of flight.
Created in 1962 this color etching is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower left margin; published by Au Vent d’Arles, Paris 1962 and printed by Crommelynck, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque The Order of Birds (L'ordre des oiseaux), 1962 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. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics. 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no 182.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Georges Braque The Order of Birds (L'ordre des oiseaux), 1962 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.