The Billiard Table by Georges Braque

This is one of a series of seven paintings of a billiard table begun in 1944, the year Paris was liberated from German Occupation.

Details

Medium:
Oil & sand on canvas
Dimensions:
89.5 x 116 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100,000 ( Total: £1,334,462)
Acquired in:
2003
Vendor:
M & Mme Claude Laurens c/o Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris

The series can be seen at a certain level as a response to historical circumstances: the boldness and playfulness of the series stands in contrast to the typically more sober and smaller works Braque executed during the war years.

Provenance

Inherited from the artist by Claude Laurens, Paris.

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