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)
Framed:67 in x 55 in (170.1 cm x 139.7 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

Historical Description

In Georges Braque Deux Oiseaux (Richesse de la France), 1961, the artist gracefully contrasts 2 birds adrift a night sky. His use of rich blues and saturated blacks highlighted by white accents makes this piece quintessential Braque. This simple image is dominated by two birds stacked vertically atop one another. They seem to be flying towards the other side of the lower right wing, their wings touching ever so slightly. Three twinkling white stars surround the birds, giving us the look of 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 signed by George Braque (Argemteio, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and signed in the dark blue in the lower right the image. This work is numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Deux Oiseaux (Richesse de la France), 1961 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 sale of the work).

1. Mullins, Edward. The Art of Georges Braque, 1968. The original painting of this work is based on no. 145 on pg. 194.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Georges Braque Deux Oiseaux (Richesse de la France), 1961 is presented in a complementary moulding and optical grade Plexiglas.