Lot 74
  • 74

Georges Braque

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Georges Braque
  • L'Aquarium
  • Signed G. Braque (lower right)
  • Watercolor, pen and ink and pencil on paper
  • 12 5/8 by 19 3/4 in.
  • 32 by 50.2 cm
  • Executed circa 1947-1948.

Provenance

The artist
Paul Rosenberg, New York (acquired directly from the above in 1948)
Robert von Hirsch, Basel (acquired from the above in October 1949 and sold by the estate: Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, June 27, 1978, lot 870)
Acquired at the above sale

Exhibited

New York, Paul Rosenberg Galleries, Paintings by Braque, 1952, no. 22, listed in the catalogue

Condition

Watercolor, ink and pencil on ECOLE B ARCHES watermarked paper. Sheet is hinged to mat at the back with archival tape. Recto: Surface in good condition. Mat stain, especially around the extreme edges of the sheet. Previous hinging tape visible along upper and lower edges of sheet. Pinholes visible at lower two corners. Some rippling in the sheet. A 1/2 inch white deposit visible at center left. Verso: Some scattered fox marks and surface dirt visible. Mat stain. A 1/2 inch black deposit corresponding with white material on Recto.
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