Georges Braque, Braque Lithograph, Torero, 1950

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Braque Lithograph, Torero, 1950
Medium:Color Photolithograph
Image:13 1/2 in x 9 1/8 in (34.3 cm x 23.2 cm)
Sheet:16 in x 12 in (40.6 cm x 30.5 cm)
Framed:29 1/2 in x 23 in (75 cm x 58.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in lower left margin.
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.
ID #w-4143

Historical Description

Toreros seek to elicit inspiration and art from their work. Their intentions are not to deliberately cause harm to the bull, but rather to create an emotional connection with the crowd through the bull. It is a fragile relationship played out for the crowd to witness, and Braque captures it beautifully. Twisting around in his saddle, a torero lances the bull in the neck in an attempt to weaken its attack. Through expressive strokes and a subdued, earthy color palette, Braque captures the excitement of this crucial scene. Conveyed in black and white, the torero, horse, and bull stand out against the olive green, burgundy, and mustard yellow background, highlighting them as the main subjects of the composition.

Created in 1950, this work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left margin.

From the private collection of G. Gordon Hertslet- St. Louis, MO

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

1. 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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