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The Studio, III

Artist:
Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)
Date:
1949
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
51 1/2 x 29 1/8 in. (130.8 x 74 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Florene M. Schoenborn, 1995
Accession Number:
1996.403.13a, b
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed (lower left): G Braque
[Aimé Maeght, Paris, until 1950; sold to Marx]; Samuel and Florene Marx, Chicago (1950–his d. 1964); Florene May Marx, later Mrs. Wolfgang Schoenborn, New York (1964–d. 1995; her bequest to MMA)

Paris. Galerie Maeght. "Georges Braque," February 10–early April 1950, checklist no. 4 (as "L'atelier 4") [checklist published in "Derrière le miroir" nos. 25–26, January–February 1950].

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "Paintings from Private Collections: A 25th Anniversary Exhibition," May 31–September 5, 1955, no. 11 (as "Studio [L'Atelier, III]," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Samuel A. Marx).

New York. Museum of Modern Art. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," November 2, 1965–January 2, 1966, unnumbered cat. (p. 35; as "The Studio").

Art Institute of Chicago. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," February 11–March 27, 1966, unnumbered cat.

City Art Museum of Saint Louis. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," April 26–June 13, 1966, unnumbered cat.

Mexico City. Museo de Arte Moderno. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," July 2–August 7, 1966, unnumbered cat.

San Francisco Museum of Art. "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," September 2–October 2, 1966, unnumbered cat.

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Braque: The Late Works," January 23–April 5, 1997, no. 20 (as "Studio III [also known as IV and V]," lent by the Estate of Florene M. Schoenborn).

Houston. Menil Collection. "Braque: The Late Works," April 30–August 31, 1997, no. 20.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Painters in Paris: 1895–1950," March 8–December 31, 2000, extended to January 14, 2001, unnumbered cat. (p. 117; as "The Studio").

London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Miró, Calder, Giacometti, Braque: Aimé Maeght and His Artists," October 4, 2008–January 2, 2009, no. 63.

Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. "Mythos Atelier. Von Spitzweg bis Picasso, von Giacometti bis Nauman," October 27, 2012–March 3, 2013, no. 36 (as "Atelier III").

Paris. Grand Palais. "Georges Braque," September 18, 2013–January 6, 2014, no. 193.

Houston. Museum of Fine Arts. "Georges Braque: A Retrospective," February 13–May 11, 2014, no. 193.

Christian Zervos. "Les Expositions à Paris et ailleurs: Georges Braque (Galerie Maeght)." Cahiers d'art 25, no. 2 (1950), pp. 388–90, ill., as "L'Atelier. IV".

John Richardson. "The Ateliers of Braque." Burlington Magazine 97 (June 1955), p. 169, fig. 5, calls it "Atelier IV"; discusses eight pictures in the Atelier series, beginning in 1949 and ending in 1955 with two unfinished paintings, noting that the series represents Braque's studios in Paris and Varengeville; remarks that this picture "is, Braque agrees, somewhat 'hors de série', though it suggests a detail from one of the larger compositions".

John Richardson. "Le nouvel 'Atelier' de Braque." L'Oeil no. 6 (June 15, 1955), pp. 20, 39, as "Atelier IV".

Nicole S. Mangin. Catalogue de l'œuvre de Georges Braque. Vol. [7], Peintures 1948–1957. Paris, 1959, ill. p. 11, as "Atelier V".

John Maxon. "Samuel Marx, Chicago: Twentieth-century European Painting." Great Private Collections. Ed. Douglas Cooper. New York, 1963, ill. p. 291 (installation photo).

Lucy R. Lippard in The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1965, p. 35, ill. (color).

James Thrall Soby in The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florene May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1965, p. 9.

Pierre Descargues. "The Work of Georges Braque." G. Braque. New York, 1971, p. 197, ill., as "The Studio (V)".

Douglas Cooper. Braque: The Great Years. Exh. cat., Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, 1972, pp. 89–90, 92, fig. 75, as "The Studio III," 1949–50; notes that the first five Studio pictures "were painted contemporaneously in a little more than twelve months between the end of 1948 and January 1950"; remarks that this painting has been erroneously called "Studio IV" even though the picture in the Sacher collection, Basel is inscribed "IV" on its stretcher [see Ref. Bowness 1997].

Nadine Pouillon with Isabelle Monod-Fontaine. Braque:Œuvres de Georges Braque (1882–1963). Exh. cat., Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou. Paris, 1982, p. 149, under no. 36, fig. 3 [illustration misnumbered fig. 4], as "L'Atelier III," 1949–50.

Impressionist and Modern Paintings, Watercolours and Sculpture (Part I). Christie's, London. June 27, 1994, pp. 82–84, 86, under no. 34, as "Atelier IV".

Jean Leymarie. Braque: Les ateliers. Aix-en-Provence, 1995, pp. 183–84, 216, colorpl. 93, calls it "Atelier V" and dates it 1949–50; reproduces a sketchbook drawing and a painted study for this composition (both private collection).

John Golding in Braque: The Late Works. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 1997, pp. 5, 10.

Sophie Bowness in Braque: The Late Works. Exh. cat., Royal Academy of Arts. London, 1997, pp. 70, 74, 76–77, 80, no. 20, ill. (color), calls it "Studio III," noting that it is numbered on the back, but adding that Braque worked on the third, fourth, and fifth Studio paintings contemporaneously during 1949; discusses an oil on canvas study for this painting (private collection; not in Maeght).

Ina Conzen in Mythos Atelier. Von Spitzweg bis Picasso, von Giacometti bis Nauman. Ed. Ina Conzen. Exh. cat., Staatsgalerie Stuttgart. Stuttgart, 2012, pp. 17, 61, 71, 263, no. 36, ill. p. 93 (color).

Henry-Claude Cousseau in Georges Braque, 1882–1963. Ed. Brigitte Leal, Gary Tinterow, and Alison de Lima Greene. Exh. cat., Grand Palais, Galeries nationales. Paris, 2013, pp. 217, 315, no. 193, ill. p. 225 (color).

Lauriane Manneville in Georges Braque, 1882–1963. Ed. Brigitte Leal, Gary Tinterow, and Alison de Lima Greene. Exh. cat., Grand Palais, Galeries nationales. Paris, 2013, pp. 288, 304 n. 70, fig. 10 (installation photo of Exh. Paris 1950), states that this picture was exhibited at the Galerie Maeght in January 1949 and was later resumed by Braque.

Armand Israël. Georges Braque: Père du Cubisme, initiateur de l'art contemporain. Paris, 2013, p. 270.



The eight paintings in the Studio series are: "Studio I" (Collection J-P. Guerlain, Paris; Mangin 1959, p. 7); "Studio II" (Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Mangin 1959, p. 8); "Studio III" (MMA 1996.403.13a, b); "Studio IV" (Collection Paul Sacher, Basel; Mangin 1959, p. 10); "Studio V" (Museum of Modern Art, New York; Mangin 1959, p. 9); "Studio VI" (Fondation Maeght, Saint-Paul; Mangin 1959, p. 29); "Studio VIII" (Collection Masaveu, Oviedo; Mangin 1959, p. 93); "Studio IX", called "Studio VII" in an earlier state (Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris; Mangin 1959, p. 104).
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