• Impressionist/Modern Day Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 7833

    Impressionist/Modern Day Sale

    3 February 2010, London, King Street

  • Lot 509

    Georges Braque (1882-1963)

    La théogonie d'Hésiode

    Price Realised  

    Georges Braque (1882-1963)
    La théogonie d'Hésiode
    with the signature 'G.Braque' (lower right)
    enamel on copper
    image: 12 x 9 1/8 in. (30.5 x 23.2 cm.);
    overall: 19¼ x 16¼ in. (49 x 41.4 cm.)
    Executed in the 1930s


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    This work was probably executed during the 1930s when Braque was commissioned by Vollard to create a series illustrating the Theogony of Hesiod. It was executed by the workshop of the Abbaye Saint-Martin in Ligugé.

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    Provenance

    Cazenave collection, Paris.
    Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 May 1987, lot 349.
    Acquired at the above sale; sale, Sotheby's, New York, 4 May 2006, lot 443.
    Private collection, London, by whom acquired at the above sale, and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    (possibly) Paris, Galerie de France, Georges Braque, 1951, no. 28.