3 December 1996
Georges Braque (1882-1963)
signed 'G. Braque' (lower right)
oil on canvas
22 x 35cm.
Painted circa 1930-1931
Mr. G. Renard, Paris 1940, and thence by descent to the present owner.
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Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Depuis Bonnard. This exhibition later travelled to Munich.
Please note that the literature for this lot erroneously appears under lot 280.
The work was painted in 1931.
Please note that the estimate for this work should read ¨35,000-45,000 and not as stated in the catalogue.
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