Georges Braque, Le Liseron vert from Lettera amorosa, 1963

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Le Liseron vert from Lettera amorosa, 1963
Reference:Maeght 187
Medium:Original Color Lithograph
Image:7 1/10 in x 4 3/10 in (18 cm x 11 cm)
Sheet:11 1/16 in x 15 in (28.1 cm x 38.1 cm)
Framed:25 in x 23 in (63.5 cm x 58.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 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.
Condition:This work is in very good condition.
ID #w-3969

Historical Description

Famed printer Mourlot describes the years-long development of this collaboration between the poet René Char and the artist; the project grew from an "Understanding between Georges Braque and René Char, an understanding suffused in the light that is at once obvious and mysterious" (Vallier, 267). Char determined the layout of illustrations and text. Working within the poet's guidelines, Braque created visual expressions of these love letters. Le Liseron vert shows a twisting plant with broad leaves and corkscrewed vines. Char's text on this particular page speaks of, "The whole mouth and hunger of something better than light - more teasing and gripping - breaks free." The image of leaves and flowers unfurling in a hot sun complements the poet's love letter perfectly.

Created in 1963, this original color lithograph is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin. Numbered 63/75 in pencil in the lower left margin, this work is one of 29 color lithographs created by the artist for René Char's book Lettera amorosa.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque Le Liseron vert from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 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. 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 187 on p. 267 and p. 276.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
Georges Braque Le Liseron vert from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.