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Georges Braque – L’oiseau et son ombre I

Georges Braque, L’oiseau et son ombre I is an original lithograph from 1959.  It is pencil signed in the lower right, and numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower left.

From the late 1940s Georges Braque created numerous lithographs, engravings, and sculptures where, Braque utilized recurring themes of birds, ateliers, landscapes, and seascapes as depicted in L’oiseau et son ombre I. Georges Braque, along with Henri Matisse, is credited for introducing Pablo Picasso to Fernand Mourlot, and most of the lithographs, illustrated books, and original prints Braque created in the 1940s and ’50s were produced at the Mourlot Lithograph Studios. In 1948 Georges Braque was awarded the main prize for painting at the Venice Biennale, and in 1951 Braque was made a Commander of the Legion of Honour. A few years later, Braque employed his skills as a craftsman, when Braque designed stained-glass windows for the church of Varengeville and painted the ceiling for the Etruscan Gallery at The Louvre. In 1961 George Braque had the distinction of being the first living artist to have his art exhibited at The Louvre.

Title

L’oiseau et son ombre I

Alt. Title

Bird and its Shadow I

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1959

Edition

75

Signature

Signed, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallier 141

Size 25.5 x 36 (in)
65 x 91 (cm)
Price Price on Request
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Georges Braque, L’oiseau et son ombre I is an original lithograph from 1959.  It is pencil signed in the lower right, and numbered from the edition of 75 in the lower left.

From the late 1940s Georges Braque created numerous lithographs, engravings, and sculptures where, Braque utilized recurring themes of birds, ateliers, landscapes, and seascapes as depicted in L’oiseau et son ombre I. Georges Braque, along with Henri Matisse, is credited for introducing Pablo Picasso to Fernand Mourlot, and most of the lithographs, illustrated books, and original prints Braque created in the 1940s and ’50s were produced at the Mourlot Lithograph Studios. In 1948 Georges Braque was awarded the main prize for painting at the Venice Biennale, and in 1951 Braque was made a Commander of the Legion of Honour. A few years later, Braque employed his skills as a craftsman, when Braque designed stained-glass windows for the church of Varengeville and painted the ceiling for the Etruscan Gallery at The Louvre. In 1961 George Braque had the distinction of being the first living artist to have his art exhibited at The Louvre.

 

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Title

L’oiseau et son ombre I

Alt. Title

Bird and its Shadow I

Medium

Lithograph

Year

1959

Edition

75

Signature

Signed, numbered

Catalogue Raisonné

Vallier 141

Size 25.5 x 36 (in)
65 x 91 (cm)
Price Price on Request