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Braque, Georges
Seated Woman
1934

Although history remembers Braque primarily for his association with Picasso and their pioneering roles together in the Cubist movement in Paris before World War I, he continued to produce for another half century. Printmaking had a place in his work from the beginning: he first took up etching around 1910, during the heady early Cubist years, and in later years occasionally worked in both etching and lithography. During the inter-war period, Braque undertook a commission to illustrate an edition of the eighth-century BC Greek poet Hesiod’s Theogony. Seated Woman, though not part of this suite of images, was created at the same time and shares many of its stylistic traits, such as the overlapping and cross-hatched infilling of outlined areas. Only a few proofs of this plate were pulled in 1934; an edition of 50 was printed in 1953.

 
Braque, Georges
Argenteuil-sur-Seine, France 1882-Paris, France 1963
Seated Woman
1934
Etching on paper
height / width: 24.00 x 18.20 cm; 9.45 x 7.17 in.
Purchase, George Taylor Richardson Memorial Fund, 1985
28-206

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