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La caisse verte

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  • Description
    Georges Braque
    La caisse verte

    Oil and sand on canvas
    88 x 106.5 cms (34 5/8 x 41 7/8 ins)

    Signed G Braque lower left (recto)

    Executed in 1952, La caisse verte collates some of Braque's most accomplished skills, such as the recreation of wood grain and of other natural textures. From the time Braque was a boy, he would assist his father who ran a painting-decorating business in Le Havre, and it was there that he would come to discover the art of achieving realistic and detailed woodgrain, as well as fake-marble; a recurring detail in Braque’s paintings. A true celebration of the artist's dexterity with the medium, La caisse verte highlights the level of skill Braque was able to achieve, here presenting oak and beech wood. Each different object within the painting – a box, a fence, or the other various pieces of wood – have been treated and dealt with in a unique manner. This level of attention could only be given by someone who was truly aware of the techniques required to create such an effect.

    Aimé Maeght, Paris (1952)

    Richard K. Weill, St. Louis

    Harriet Harris-Jonas, New York (circa 1960)

    Private Collection, USA (by descent from the above)

    Galerie Maeght, ed., Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Georges Braque: Peintures 1948-1957, Paris, 1959, p. 44 (illustrated, p. 43)

    Paris, Galerie Maeght, Braque, June - July 1952, no. 8

    New York, M. Knoedler & Co., Inc., Georges Braque, an American Tribute. The Late Years (1940-1963) and The Sculpture, April - May 1964, no. 17 (illustrated)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Period: 1950-1979
    Creation Date: 1952
    Styles / Movements: Cubism
    Incollect Reference #: 584463
  • Dimensions
    W. 41.93 in; H. 34.65 in;
    W. 106.5 cm; H. 88 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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