Georges Braque, Untitled (Fleur Tombe), 1962

Artist: Georges Braque (1882 - 1963)
Title:Untitled (Fleur Tombe), 1962
Medium:Watercolor drawing on title page of "Braque Le goût de notre temps" by Albert Skira
Image Size:7 in x 6 1/4 in (17.8 cm x 15.9 cm)
Sheet Size:7 in x 6 1/4 in (17.8 cm x 15.9 cm)
Framed Size:approx. 18 in x 17 in (46 cm x 43.2 cm)
Edition:A unique original watercolor drawing, this work is dedicated “Pour Louis Broder, Le 22 Mars 1962” in black pen on the left of the page.
Condition:This work is in good condition.
ID #w-4017
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Historical Description

The rich blue color bursts from the page in Georges Braque Untitled (Fleur Tombe), 1962, overtaking the black lettering and white background. Drawn onto a page from the book Braque Le goût de notre temps” by Albert Skira this hand applied watercolor is striking. In several strong stokes, a flower is presented with its blue petals seeming to float down the page until almost reaching the bottom.  The delicate blue touches the page which in turn lights up with brilliant flowers. The petals are slightly smudged, and you can see the brushstrokes that Braque applied to the page. PArt of what makes this unique watercolor so wonderful is that the viewer can so clearly see and feel the hand of the artist. Caught in between the flower and falling petals is the black hand-written dedication that reads, “Pour Louis Broder, Le 22 Mars 1962.”

Louis Broder was an art publisher and collaborator to many of the greatest artists of the 20th century. He commissioned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Art, Jacques Villon, Andre Masson, and of course Georges Braque to create interpretations of literary works, poems, or conceptual ideas through a variety of mediums.

Dated to March 22, 1965, this unique original watercolor drawing by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, 1882- Paris, 1963) is featured in the book “Braque Le goût de notre temps” by Albert Skira with text by Jean Leymarie, published by editions d’Art Albert Skira, 1961. There is a hand written dedication in ink, in the upper left that reads, “Pour Louis Broder Le 22 Mars 1962.”

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

About the Framing:
Georges Braque Fleur Tombe (Untitled), 1962 is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.