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George Braque - La Poète


Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque

Original Lithograph in colours, 1958, on Japon Nacre paper, with full margins signed by the artist in pencil.

Size: Image10.2 x 30.5 cm (4 x 12 in.); Sheet 36.6 x 47.1 cm (14 3/8 x 18 1/2 in.)

Note: Mourlot entitles this piece “La Poete”. Others call it Cinq Poésies en Hommage à Georges Braque” after the book it illustrated. This was made to illustrate the front cover of a book by Rene Char published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva in 1958. For the book edition the margins were folded. Our work comes from the signed and numbered edition on Japan paper with full unfolded margins.

The artist made two etchings of this title this being a variation of the other one which was in black and white.

References: Dora Vallier: The Complete Graphic, Catalogue Raisonne Number 131 ; Fernand Mourlot “Braque Lithographie” published by Andre Sauret : No 60 (Page 112)

Edition: XXV (An Artists proof aside from the edition of 75. (There were also 15 impressions on blue Japan and the edition of 106 for the book)

Published by : Edwin Engelberts, Geneva

Printed by: Mourlot Freres, Paris

Public Collections: Bibliothèque National - this has a hand written inscription by Braque ; Musee de Dieppe

Condition: In good condition.