3 February 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR
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
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.
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(possibly) Paris, Galerie de France, Georges Braque, 1951, no. 28.
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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