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Georges Braque, Varengeville,1955

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Varengeville,1955
Medium:Color Etching and Aquatint
Image:25 in x 10 in (63.5 x 26 cm)
Sheet:29 11/16 in x 17 3/4 in (75.4 cm x 45.1 cm)
Framed:41 11/16 in x 29 3/4 in (105.9 cm x 75.6 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Crommelynck, Paris
Signature:This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-4951
USD $9,500 GBP £7,125

Historical Description

Composed in a mesmerizing horizontal design, muted tones and cool grays denote this panoramic ocean view Georges Braque Varengeville, 1955 with peace and tranquility. Dense and expansive, the viewer finds themselves entranced by Braque’s depiction of this endless ocean encompassed by velvety sands. We on the beach and look down the coastline towards distant cliffs and a green ocean. Tufts of white emphasize the crash of waves upon the shore, and two boats rest on the sand halfway up the beach. Braque uses a darker gray for the sand that has been doused by the salty water. Characteristic of the artist’s oeuvre, this work is one of many maritime scenes inspired by his retreats to the Normandy Coast. Varengeville, a small village located on the coast of the English Channel, served as Braque’s final residence as well as a frequent holiday destination for other artists including Miró, Picasso, and notably Monet, who too sought inspiration from the seascape vistas.

Created c. 1955, this color etching and aquaintint is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val d’Oise, 1882 – Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin. Published by Maeght, Paris and printed by Crommelynck, Paris, this work is numbered 164/300 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Varengeville, 1955 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 Catalogue Raisonné,New York: Gallery Books, 1982, listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 1023 on page 294.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Georges Braque Varengeville, 1955 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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