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    Sale 1901

    Impressionist And Modern Art Day Sale

    7 November 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 444

    Georges Braque (1882-1963)

    Tournesols

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Georges Braque (1882-1963)
    Tournesols
    signed 'G Braque' (upper right)
    oil on canvas
    17 7/8 x 15 1/8 in. (45.4 x 38.4 cm.)
    Painted in 1943


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    Provenance

    (probably) Jacqueline Delubac, Paris.
    Harry Tenenbaum, St. Louis.
    Gift from the above to the present owner, 1952.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the medium is oil on canvas laid down on canvas.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Sold to Benefit the Acquisition Fund of the St. Louis Art Museum*


    Literature

    Cahiers d'art, 1940-1944, p. 109.
    S. Fumet, Braque, Paris, 1945, pl. 21 (illustrated).
    S. Fumet, Braque, Paris, 1948, no. 53 (illustrated).
    F. Laufer, Braque, Bern, 1954, pl. 37 (illustrated).
    M. Gieure, Georges Braque, Paris, 1956, p. 115 (illustrated).
    Galerie Maeght, ed., Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Georges Braque, Peintures 1942-1947, Paris, 1960, p. 64 (illustrated).
    M. Valsecchi, L'opera completa di Braque, 1908-1929, Milan, 1971, p. 106, no. 454 (illustrated, p. 105; titled Girasoli).


    Exhibited

    Paris, Galerie Maeght, Braque, June 1947, no. 29.
    City Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis Collects: An Exhibition Selected from Private Collections, April-May 1952, no. 13.


    Post Lot Text

    *This lot may be tax exempt from the sale tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice at the back of the catalogue.