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Corbeille de fleurs

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  • Description
    Georges Braque
    Corbeille de fleurs

    Oil and sand on canvas
    38.1 x 55.5 cms (15 x 21 7/8 ins)

    Signed and dated G. Braque 25 lower right (recto)

    In Corbeille de fleurs (1925), Braque brought together two of the themes that would dominate his paintings throughout his career: flowers and music. Fresh and dried flowers were a household staple as Braque’s wife, Marcelle, would often collect and place them throughout the house and studio. These flowers, would then inevitably find their way into the artist’s compositions, as in the case of Corbeille de fleurs, whereas a fresh bouquet of flowers takes the prime focus as the main element in the canvas. To the right of the bouquet however, is music, taking a less prominent yet significant position in the arrangement, here presented in the form of a musical score. Music always played an integral role for Braque, and for a period of time he would have weekly lunches with the musician Erik Satie. The two men grew increasingly close, with Braque even owning one of his pianos and a portrait of the composer painted by Marcellin Desboutin. Much like flowers, music became a recurrent motif in Braque’s paintings and came to appear in various forms in over one hundred paintings throughout the artist's life.

    Knoedler & Co., Paris

    Private Collection, Paris

    Anon. Sale: Sotheby’s, London, 30th June 1976, lot 43

    Achim Moeller Ltd., London

    An East Coast US Educational Institute, sale; Sotheby’s, New York, 9 May 1995, lot 91

    George Isarlov, Catalogue des oeuvres de Georges Braque, Paris, 1932, no. 369

    Maeght Editeur, (Nicole Mangin) Catalogue de L'Oeuvre de Georges Braque Peintures 1924- 1927, Paris, 1968, p. 65 (illustrated p. 64)

    Massimo Carra, L'Opera completa di Braque dalla scomposizione cubista al recupero dell'oggetto 1908-1929, Milan, 1971, p. 97, no. 252 (illustrated p. 98)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1920-1949
    Creation Date: 1925
    Styles / Movements: Cubism
    Incollect Reference #: 584452
  • Dimensions
    W. 21.85 in; H. 15 in;
    W. 55.5 cm; H. 38.1 cm;
Message from Seller:

Bernard Jacobson Gallery was founded in 1969, publishing and distributing prints and by the mid 1970s, having established himself as one of the major dealers in the international print boom, Jacobson began to show paintings and sculpture. The early 1980s saw the gallery open branches in Los Angeles and New York, expanding the range of international artists. From 1997, the gallery moved more firmly into American and international art.

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