Georges Braque, Lithograph from Le tir à l'arc (Archery), 1960
|Artist:||Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)|
|Title:||Lithograph from Le tir à l'arc (Archery), 1960|
|Medium:||Color Lithograph on Chine Colle|
|Image:||8 1/4 in x 5 3/4 in (21 cm x 14.7 cm)|
|Sheet:||12 in x 9 in (30.5 cm x 22.9 cm)|
|Framed:||22 5/16 in x 19 3/16 in (56.6 cm x 48.8 cm)|
|Edition:||Numbered from the edition of 70 in pencil in the lower left; this work was printed on chine colle by Desjobert and published by Louis Broder, Paris.|
|Signature:||This work is hand signed by George Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right.|
|Condition:||This piece is in excellent condition, with full margins.|
Comprised of a repetition of white flowers, this illustration from the book Le tir à l'arc (The Archery) exemplifies Braque's skill at evoking a sense of mood through abstraction. The soft, watercolor blue background brings to mind images of a cloud specked sky. We can almost imagine the flowers lined up in preparation for an archery tournament. They drift across the page, delicately composed with four or five petals. Thin, dark lines outline the flowers, etching details into the petals. Pieces of flower poke into the frame, implying that the field of flowers stretches on to infinity beyond the bounds of the lithograph. The cool, blue hue is calming, bringing us peace of mind upon viewing this lovely composition. The flowers rest peacefully on the bluish grey background and impart good feelings onto the viewer.
Created in 1960, this color lithograph is one of eight illustrations from the book Le tir à l'arc. This work is hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 70 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Louis Broder, Paris and printed on chine colle.
Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Lithograph from Georges Braque The Archery (Le tir à l'arc), 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.Trans. Robert Bononno and Pamela Barr. New York: Gallery Books, 1982. Listed and illustrated on as catalogue raisonné no. 153.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany the work.
About the Framing:
Lithograph from Georges Braque The Archery (Le tir à l'arc), 1960 is museum-grade conservation framed in a complementary moulding with silk mats and optical grade Plexiglas.