This listing is for a Georges Braque's still life titled: "COMPOTIER D'ORANGES", an original signed lithograph in colours after Braque's 1952 painting 'Les Citrons' oil on canvas. On pale cream wove Arches-type paper, this art-piece has excellent impression with strong colours and in excellent condition; with faintest trace of old mounting with wide margins; Markings; in pencil: handwritten number 105 from the limited numbered edition of 200. This artwork is hand signed by Georges Braque in ink on the lower right margin; also signed in the plate in the lower right on the image with the publisher’s blind stamp on the lower left margin, published by Maeght Paris.
Provenance: Redfern Gallery London and The Ben Uri Gallery London dated 1958. Private Collection, London. Gallery labels at verso. , Image is clear and good - the old frame without glass is discoloured and needs attention, small tear on top edge outside the artwork. Property of a private collector. Has been part of auction and authenticated by Dawsons Auctioneers.
Dimensions; Image/Artwork print Size : 13 inches H x 20.5 W inches (30.48 cm x 52.07 cm) Sheet Size: 14.5 inches H x 21.5 inches W (35.56 cm x 54.61 cm) Framed Size: approx. 22 inches H x 28 inches W (55.88 cm x 71.12 cm). Note: This artwork will be shipped without backing board and without the frame.
Georges Braque (French, 13 May 1882 – 31 August 1963) was a major 20th-century French painter, collagist, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor. His most important contributions to the history of art were in his alliance with Fauvism from 1905, and the role he played in the development of Cubism. Braque's work between 1908 and 1912 is closely associated with that of his colleague Pablo Picasso. The two artists worked closely together until the outbreak of World War I, upon which Braque joined the French Amy and left Picasso’s side. After his return from the war, in which he was seriously wounded in the battlefield, Braque moved away from the harsh lines and sharp pointed complexity of the cubist style, and instead began to paint pieces with bright colors and eventually return to the human figure. A prominent figure in the development of cubism, Georges Braque was a French painter and sculptor. As a young adult, he worked during the day as a house painter and decorator, in the same line of work as his father and grandfather, and he attended evening classes at the School of Fine Arts in Le Havre, France. In 1902, he received his certificate as a decorator, but still attended art school, at the Humbert Academy, where he studied until 1904.
Braque’s early works were impressionistic, but transitioned into a fauvist style after seeing work exhibited by the Fauves in 1905. By 1907, his fauvist works were exhibited a the Salon des Independents. The development of cubism came shortly after Braque met and began working with Pablo Picasso, in 1909. Both artists produced representative paintings with a monochromatic color scheme and interlocking blocks and complex forms. The summer of 1911 was especially fruitful for the artists. They painted side by side in the French Pyrenees, producing paintings that extremely difficult to differentiate each other’s paintings. The ultimate result of their time together was the development of a new style of painting, Analytic Cubism.
Although he departed from his harsh lines and forms, Braque never abandoned his cubist style. Whereas Picasso freely painted in many styles, from representational to cubist, surreal, and abstract, Braque held true to his fragmented forms and simultaneous perspective. By the time of his death in 1963, he was regarded as one of the elder statesmen of the School of Fines art in Paris, as well as in modern art.
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