Grand oiseau bleu. 1956.
Lithograph in colors.
Vallier, Anhang p. 293. Cf. Maeght Éditeur 1016. Signed and numbered. From an edition of 95 copies. On creme paper. 37.5 x 105 cm (14.7 x 41.3 in). Sheet: 55 x 112 cm ( x 44 in).
This color lithograph, made after the gouache "L'Oiseau bleu", was published by Maeght Éditeur, Paris in 1956 and is part of a limited series of graphic works that the artist comissioned after a selection of originals. In most cases Braque supervised the printing process and signed the prints - just as it is the case with this work. [EH].
Good overall impression. Lower margin with a minimal color trace and tiny pinholes and splits in edges from mounting, as well as with faint isolated handling creases and creasemarks in margins. Slightly discolored and with very few tiny foxmarks. Firmly mounted on backing on verso of upper corners.
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