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Georges Braque* (Lot 0120), 131th Auction zoom

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Georges Braque*

Lettera amorosa

estimate € 25,000 - 35,000

Hammer price € 29,000
(without premium)
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Georges Braque*

(Argenteuil-sur-Seine 1882-1963 Paris)
Lettera amorosa, 1958-1962
22 coloured lithographs on Arches vellum paper (with watermark); unframed; up to 28,8 x 21,3 cm and 26,7 x 44 cm (image size), 38 x 28,2 cm up to 37,9 x 56 cm (sheet size)
coloured lithographs, before the text without imprint or cover; ed. by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva 1963
from an edition of 75 copies
all sheets signed on the lower right/in the lower centre: G. Braque
all sheets numbered on the lower left: 6/75

enclosed: Lettera amorosa, 1963
bound book (32,1 x 26 cm) in book box (34,5 x 27,2 cm), text by René Char, with original lithographs by Georges Braque, printed by Mourlot.
signed in the imprint by the author and the artist; published by Edwin Engelberts, Geneva.
Number 178 of 200 copies on Rives paper
Provenance
since the 1960s private property, Germany
Literature
Dora Vallier, Braque. Das graphische Gesamtwerk, Stuttgart 1982, p. 267, no. 187