Georges Braque, Bouquet de Fleurs à L'aquarelle (Bouquet of Flowers), 1957

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: Bouquet de Fleurs à L'aquarelle (Bouquet of Flowers), 1957
Reference: Vallier 1025, Maeght 1025
Medium: Color Lithograph
Image Size: 15 1/2 in x 12 in (49.4 cm x 30.5 cm)
Sheet Size: 25 1/2 in x 20 in (64.8 cm x 50.8 cm)
Framed Size: 36 3/16 in x 32 in (92 cm x 81.3 cm)
Edition: Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature: This work is hand signed by George Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed in the stone in black in the lower right of the image.
Condition: This piece is in excellent condition, with brilliant, bold colors.
Gallery Price: Sold Inquire
ID # w-4197

The vigor with which Braque toiled over the years to achieve a whimsical aesthetic is evidenced in this work, which stands as a dramatic realization of his mature artistic ideals. Though a vase of flowers has its place in the tradition of still life, Braque's frenzied line conspires with intense applications of cobalt and azure, throwing off the chains of artistic convention. The result is an exciting, frenetic composition that energizes the viewer. Offering the viewer an energetic representation of a vase and flowers, Braque simultaneously provides a sanctuary in the depths of a sky-blue background. The end result is a powerful and pleasing work that expertly navigates between the audacious and the inhibited. This work is a wild captivating expression of Braque's artistic polemic that he ceaselessly strived to portray.

This work is hand signed by the Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; also signed in the stone in black in the lower right of the image. This piece is numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin. The edition was published by Maeght in Paris and is catalogue as Maeght 1025.

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. Vallier, Dora. Braque The Complete Graphics. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Listed on page 294 as plate 1025.
2. Maeght Editeur 1957. Listed and illustrated as catalogue no. 1025 on pg. 82.
3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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

 

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