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This artwork, Lithograph from Le tir à l'arc (The Archery) by Georges Braque, is currently for sale at Masterworks Fine Art Gallery.
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Georges Braque, Lithograph from Le tir à l'arc (The Archery)
 
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TITLE:  Lithograph from Le tir à l'arc (The Archery)
ARTIST:  Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963)
WORK DATE:  1960
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Original color lithograph on chine colle
EDITION/SET OF:  Numbered from the edition of 70 in pencil in the lower left margin; printed on Chine Colle by Desjobert and published by Louis Broder, Paris.
MARKINGS:  Hand signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin.
SIZE:  Image Size: 8 5/8 in x 6 1/8 in (21.9 cm x 15.6 cm)
Sheet Size: 15 in x 11 in (38.1 cm x 27.9 cm)
Framed Size: 32 1/2 in x 28 1/2 in (82.6 cm x 72.4 cm)
STYLE:  Modern
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Masterworks Fine Art Gallery  +1-510-777-9970  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Condition: This work is in very good condition.

Historical Description: This abstract piece toys with repetitive motifs that vary ever so slightly. Four white, rectangular figures arranged in a square formation appear as geometrically altered birds. They fly amidst a soft blue background consisting of perpendicular strokes that relay a textured effect. Grey, shadowlike figures rest immediately behind each white form, providing a striking yet subtle color contrast. Based on the title Le tir à l'arc (The Archery), the viewer may surmise that these abstract figures are indeed birds flitting through the sky, serving as targets for the archers nearby.

Created in 1960, this original color lithograph is from the illustrated book Le tir à l'arc. This work is hand-signed by Georges Braque (Argenteuil, Val-d'Oise, 1882 - Paris, 1963) in pencil in the lower right margin and numbered from the edition of 70 in pencil in the lower left margin; published by Louis Broder, Paris and printed on chine colle.

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