Georges Braque, Vase de Fleurs Jaunes (Vase of Yellow Flowers), 1960

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Vase de Fleurs Jaunes (Vase of Yellow Flowers), 1960
Medium:Original Color Etching
Image:19 in x 13 1/2 in (48.5 cm x 34.5 cm)
Sheet:26 1/4 in x 19 7/8 in (66.7 cm x 50.4 cm)
Framed:41 1/4 in x 35 3/8 in (104.8 cm x 89.7 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work is hand-signed in pencil in the lower right margin by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) and signed in the plate in black in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition, with bold and bright colors.
ID #w-2881

Historical Description

In sharp contrast to his strict cubist style, this work offers a view of Braques (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) more mature whimsical aesthetic. In contrast to his classic cubist style, the imagery in this piece is clearly defined as a vase of flowers; however, the artist plays with form depicting only what is necessary. Thick painterly strokes delineate the figure of a white vase filled with beautiful, blooming yellow flowers. The vibrant yellow of the flower's petals contrasts nicely against the brown and beige background, causing the flower's to pop out at the viewer amidst the more neutral, earthy tones.

Created in 1960, this original color etching is hand-signed in pencil in the lower right margin by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) and signed in the plate in black in the lower right. This work is numbered from the edition of 300 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. Maeght Editeur 1960. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné 1039.

2. Vallier, Dora. Braque: The Complete Graphics. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Illustrated and discussed as catalogue raisonné number Maeght 1039 on pg. 295.

3. 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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