This is one of a series of seven paintings of a billiard table begun in 1944, the year Paris was liberated from German Occupation.
The Billiard Table by Georges Braque, 1945
© ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2007
- Oil & sand on canvas
- 89.5 x 116 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £100,000 ( Total: £1,334,462)
- Acquired in:
- 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.
Inherited from the artist by Claude Laurens, Paris.