Georges Braque, La barque sur la greve (The Boat on the Shore), 1960

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Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title: La barque sur la greve (The Boat on the Shore), 1960
Reference: Maeght 1040
Medium: Original Color Lithograph
Image Size: 12 1/4 in x 29 in (31.12 cm x 73.66 cm)
Framed Size: 49 1/4 in x 32 1/2 in (125.1 cm x 82.6 cm)
Signature: This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882-Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; also plate signed in the stone in brown in the lower right of the image.
Condition: This work is in excellent condition.
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ID # w-3324

In sharp contrast to the cubist works created in collaboration with Picasso, this work displays the mature aesthetic style that Georges Braque developed starting in the 1920's and 30's. Through the use of a strong horizontal composition and muted tones, Braque creates a profoundly foreboding composition that captures the tempestuous nature of the sea. Further enhancing the disquietude of the composition, the artist's use of texture conveys a sense of frantic energy creating a feeling of urgency within the viewer. The bifurcated construction of this work both grounds the viewer in the foreground while the black expanse of sky and sea draws the viewer away from the known and into the unknown.

Published by Maeght in 1960, this work is part of a series of lithographs and etchings that were based upon Braque's original watercolors, gouaches and paintings. Braque was very involved in the printing process, overseeing either the engraver or lithographer, correcting the proofs when necessary. This piece is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882-Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin; also plate signed in the stone in brown in the lower right of the image. Numbered from the edition of 300 in pencil in the lower left margin.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque The Boat on the Shore (La barque sur la grève), 1960 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 Catalogue Raisonné listed as catalogue Maeght, no. 1040 on pg. 295.

2. Listed in the Maeght archives as no. 1040.

3. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Georges Braque The Boat on the Shore (La barque sur la grève), 1960 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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