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Georges Braque, Deux Oiseaux (Richesse de la France), 1961

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Deux Oiseaux (Richesse de la France), 1961
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:45 1/2 in x 34 3/4 in (115.5 cm x 88.5 cm)
Sheet:55 1/16 in x 43 1/3 in (140 cm x 110 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.
Signature:This work hand signed by George Braque (Argemteio;. Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and signed in the stone in dark blue in the lower right of the image.
Condition:This piece is in excellent condition, with brilliant, bold colors.
ID #w-3957
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Historical Description

Braque gracefully contrasts 2 birds adrift a night sky. His use of rich blues and saturated blacks highlighted by white accents makes this piece a quintessential Braque. This simple image is dominated by two birds stacked vertically atop one another. They appear to be flying towards each other as one swoops down from the upper left while the other soars up from the lower right, their wings touching ever so slightly. Three twinkling white stars surround the birds, giving us the allusion this scene is taking place amidst a clear night sky. The rich shades and tones of the lapis lazuli blue makes this work stand out, as the colors are absolutely stunning.

Created in 1961, this original color lithograph is hand signed by George Braque (Argemteio;. Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and signed in the stone in dark blue in the lower right of the image. This work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.

 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:

1. Mullins, Edward. The Art of Georges Braque, 1968. The original painting this work is based off of is listed and illustrated as catalogue nraisonné no. 145 on pg. 194.

2. 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 linen-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

 

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