Sale: 517 / Modern Art II, June 18. 2021 in Munich Lot 203

 
203
Georges Braque
Nature morte aux fruits, Um 1954.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 123.249

(incl. 25% surcharge)
Lot description
Nature morte aux fruits. Um 1954.
Oil on canvas.
Lower left signed. 18.5 x 27 cm (7.2 x 10.6 in). [CH].

• The still lifes in particular occupy a prominent position in the artist's oeuvre.
• Further works from the artist's late creative period can be found at, among others, the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
• His later still lifes are more intimate and reserved.
• With fine shading, a reduced color palette and a radical simplification of the formal vocabulary, the artist gives the traditional subject of the fruit still life a very own, characteristic visual language
.

The painting will be included into the forthcoming addenda of the catalog raisonneé compiled by Dr. Quentin Laurens, Paris.

PROVENANCE: Collection Fenwick, Paris (until 1964, Palais Galliéra, Paris, December 3, 1964, lot 7).
Collection Prof. René Küss, Paris (acquired from the above in 1964, until 2006).
Galerie Salis & Vertes, Salzburg.
Private collection Southern Germany (acquired from the above in 2008).

EXHIBITION: Un siècle de peinture, Société des Artistes Honfleurais, Grenier à Sel, Honfleur, July to September 2001, p. 50 (with color illu.).

LITERATURE: Christie's, Paris, 5496th auction, Collection du Professeur René Kuss. Tableaux Impressionnistes et Modernes, December 1, 2006, lot 330.
Christie's, New York, Impressionist and Modern Day Sale, May 7, 2008, lot 372.

203
Georges Braque
Nature morte aux fruits, Um 1954.
Oil on canvas
Estimate:
€ 40,000 / $ 46,400
Sold:
€ 106,250 / $ 123.249

(incl. 25% surcharge)