Georges Braque, L'Etang from Lettera amorosa, 1963
|Artist:||Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)|
|Title:||L'Etang from Lettera amorosa, 1963|
|Image:||9 5/16 in x 5 3/16 in (23.5 cm x 13 cm)|
|Sheet:||12 5/8 in x 10 in (32.1 cm x 25.4 cm)|
|Framed:||25 1/4 in x 26 7/8 in (64.1 cm x 68.2 cm)|
|Edition:||This work is an artist's proof annotated 'H.C.' (hors de commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin aside from the numbered edition of 75.|
|Signature:||This work is in excellent condition.|
|Condition:||This work is in excellent condition.|
USD $10,000 GBP £7,500
As black remnants of flora float on top of green patches of murky water, a sense of frenzied movement overtakes this small composition. Stark black lines crisscross as if done in chalk with such energy that the true colors below can never truly be fully appreciated; a beautiful work that complements the written passage above it.
Created in 1963, this lithograph in three colors is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin. This work is an artist's proof annotated 'H.C.' (hors de commerce) in pencil in the lower left margin, aside from the numbered edition of 75. It is one of 29 color lithographs created for the book by René Char entitled Lettera Amorosa. Published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva, this edition was printed by Mourlot, Paris.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Georges Braque L'Etang from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnès 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. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 187 on pp. 267 and 270.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.
About the Framing:
Georges Braque L'Etang from Lettera Amorosa, 1963 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.