Georges Braque, Migration from Lettera Amorosa, 1963

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Migration from Lettera Amorosa, 1963
Medium:Color Lithograph
Image Size:9 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in (24.1 cm x 17.1 cm)
Sheet Size:14 7/8 in x 11 1/16 in (37.8 cm x 28.1 cm)
Framed Size:27 7/8 in x 24 3/8 in (70.8 cm x 61.9 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 75 in pencil in the lower left; printed by Mourlot, Paris and published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil-sur-Seine, 1882- Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-5334
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Historical Description

Braque is known to have spent years working on this project, the illustrations for Lettera Amorosa by René Char. This exquisite work from the book utilizes sweeps of color to create a simple, elegant composition. Highlighting a flock of birds, Braque overlaps them creating a striking and contemplative scene. Given that the context of this book is of love letters, we can almost surmise that the birds denote joy and happiness or the freedom in pursuing a love of your own choosing; a memorizing work that certainly leaves the viewer guessing.

Created in 1963, this lithograph in seven colors is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argentueil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right. Numbered from the edition of 75, this work is one of 29 color lithographs created for the book Lettera Amorosa by René Char. Published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva, and printed by Mourlot, Paris.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work 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
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.