Georges Braque (1882-1963)
Title: Two Greetings Cards (Framed as a pair)
Medium: One watercolour and ink on paper, 1958, signed, dated and and inscribed 'Mes bons veux', and one lithograph in blue and black on paper, 1960, signed, dated and inscribed 'Mes bons veux'.
Reference: The print: Dora Vallier “The Complete Graphics”Page 301
Published by: The print: Mourlot Freres, Paris
Printed by: The Print: Mourlot Impremeur, Paris
Edition: The print: Of Unknown size.
Size: Both 4 x 6 in. (sheet), 17 x 12 3/4 in. (framed together).
Note: This was a gift from the artist to his friend, the writer, John Richardson. Ricardson is perhaps best known for his magisterial biography of Pablo Picasso, He also was a great friend of George Braque and wrote a book about the artist which was published in 1959.
Provenance: “John Richardson: A Scholar Collects” was a sale held at Sothebys in December 2020. a unique collection of more than 50 paintings, works on paper, sculptures, and prints spanning contemporary art, Old Masters, modern art, and more from the renowned art historian and award-winning biographer of Pablo Picasso. Among the many remarkable works in Richardson’s collection are pieces he received personally from many of the leading luminaries of 20th century art, such as Picasso, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, and Georges Braque. The collection is comprised of works from Richardson’s Fifth Avenue loft, noted for its aristocratically bohemian interiors that mixed antiquities with modern and contemporary art for a uniquely eclectic style, and was recently chronicled in John Richardson: At Home (Rizzoli, 2019) with photography by François Halard. Our piece can be sen on the wall of Richardson’s Fifth Avenue loft (Top right of the photo)