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A Garden Chair

Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)

Date:
1947–60
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 5/8 x 19 3/4 in. (65.1 x 50.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998
Accession Number:
1999.363.10
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed (lower right): G Braque

  • Provenance

    the artist (until about 1960; to Maeght); [Galerie Maeght, Paris, about 1960–63; sold on October 28, 1963 to Gelman]; Jacques and Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1963–his d. 1986); Natasha Gelman, Mexico City and New York (1986–d. 1998; her bequest to MMA)

  • Exhibition History

    Paris. Musée du Louvre. "L'Atelier de Braque," November 1961, no. 44 (as "La Chaise," 1947, lent by M. Aimé Maeght, Paris).

    New York. M. Knoedler and Co., Inc. "Georges Braque, 1882–1963: An American Tribute. The Late Years (1940–63) and The Sculpture," April 7–May 2, 1964, no. 40 (as "The Garden Chair," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Gelman, New York).

    Saint Paul de Vence. Fondation Maeght. "André Malraux," July 13–September 30, 1973, no. 788 (as "La chaise mauve," lent by Jacques Gelman, Mexico).

    Paris. Orangerie des Tuileries. "Georges Braque," October 16, 1973–January 14, 1974, no. 113 (as "La Chaise de jardin mauve," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Gelman, Mexico).

    Saint Paul de Vence. Fondation Maeght. "Georges Braque," July 5–September 30, 1980, no. 145 (as "La chaise de jardin mauve," lent from a private collection, New York).

    Washington. The Phillips Collection. "Georges Braque: The Late Paintings (1940–1963)," October 9–December 12, 1982, no. 18 (as "Mauve Garden Chair," lent by Mr. and Mrs. Jacques Gelman).

    San Francisco. California Palace of the Legion of Honor. "Georges Braque: The Late Paintings (1940–1963)," January 1–March 15, 1983, no. 18.

    Minneapolis. Walker Art Center. "Georges Braque: The Late Paintings (1940–1963)," April 14–June 14, 1983, no. 18.

    Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Georges Braque: The Late Paintings (1940–1963)," July 7–September 14, 1983, no. 18.

    New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," December 12, 1989–April 1, 1990, unnumbered cat. (p. 254; as "The Garden Chair").

    London. Royal Academy of Arts. "Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection," April 19–July 15, 1990, unnumbered cat.

    Martigny. Fondation Pierre Gianadda. "De Matisse à Picasso: Collection Jacques et Natasha Gelman," June 18–November 1, 1994, unnumbered cat. (p. 278; as "La Chaise de jardin mauve").

  • References

    Alexander Watt. "Visages d'artistes: Braque." Studio 162 (November 1961), ill. p. 171 (color).

    Jacques Damase. Georges Braque. New York, 1963, ill. p. 60 (color).

    Emily Genauer. "The Ever New Braque." New York Herald Tribune (April 5, 1964), ill. p. 32 (color).

    Stanislas Fumet. Georges Braque. Paris, 1965, p. 217, ill. p. 158 (color).

    Jean Leymarie. Georges Braque. Exh. cat., Orangerie des Tuileries. Paris, 1973, p. 49, no. 113, ill. p. 142.

    Herschel B. Chipp. Georges Braque: The Late Paintings 1940–1963. Exh. cat., The Phillips Collection. Washington, 1982, pp. 19, 38, no. 18, ill. p. 58 (color).

    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. 140, under no. 34, fig. 6.

    Jed Perl. "Late Lyrics: Braque." Art in America 71 (February 1983), p. 86, ill. p. 84 (color).

    William S. Lieberman in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 15.

    John Golding in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, p. 38.

    Sabine Rewald in Twentieth Century Modern Masters: The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection. Ed. William S Lieberman. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 1989, pp. 254–55, 296, ill. (color and bw).

    Karen Wilkin. Georges Braque. New York, 1991, pp. 86–87, fig. 72 (color) and ill. back cover (color).

    Richard Shiff in Georges Braque: Pioneer of Modernism. Exh. cat., Acquavella Galleries. New York, 2011, p. 33, fig. 2 (color).

  • See also
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