Etching "Eros y Eurybia" by Georges Braque

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Item/Title:"Eros y Eurybia"  (framed)

Date:20th Century - Circa 1970 (First publication 1932)

Artist:"Georges Braque" (1882-1963) France

Dimensions:Image size is 14 3/8 inches by 11 3/4 inches 

Framed dimensions measure 22 1/2 in height by 18 1/2 in width

Medium:Etching on paper. 
Signature:Lower right-hand side  "Braque" written within the plate and part of the printed image.

This metal-plate etching is in excellent condition.  The colors are fresh and there are no visible tears or flaking.  The frame is also in excellent condition.

The artwork offered for purchase is an original metal-plate etching that has been created by Modern artist Georges Braque (1882-1963), France. The original etching was completed by Braque in 1932.   The artwork is not hand-signed by the artist and the signature that appears on the artwork at the lower right-hand corner is a part of the printed image.  The print is titled "Eros y Eurybia" and was created by Braque during the 1930's,  when the artist had become interested in Greek mythology.  Braque based his etchings on sketches that he had made while he visited the Louvre, Paris.   The sketches were taken from the museum's extensive collection of Greek vases and engraved gems. In 1931, Braque began creating a series of etchings based on his drawings of Greek mythological figures.  "Eros y Eurybia" is one from a publication which was titled "Theogony" after the work written by Hesoid in the eighth century.  The print of Eros and Eurybia was chosen for the frontispiece of the publication. 
Georges Braque was born  France. He studied in Le Havre at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. After the date of 1899, Braque was active in Paris with regard to his career as an artist.  Georges Braque is associated with styles of Impressionism, Fauvism and, in collaboration with Pablo Picasso, developed Cubism.   

The etching offered for purchase is from a later publication than the first printing published in 1932.  This etching was published around the date of 1970, which is after the artist had died in 1963.   The information printed on the label attached to the reverse of the etching refers to "The Collector's Guild and Society de Verification Nouvelle Gravure International" which was one entity with a gallery located in New York City.  The Guild offered prints, some of which were hand-signed and perhaps numbered and many which were unsigned, unnumbered prints. The company commissioned contemporary artists to create original prints, and also secured copyrights for certain artworks from deceased artists' estates.  Some of the prints offered by the Society were re-prints after the original etchings, these are usually the unsigned prints.  The print offered for purchase was published at the later date by The Collector's Guild.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • 15
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Fine Art
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 1970
  • Country of Origin
  • United States
  • Dimensions
  • Width: 20 inches
  • Height: 24 inches
  • Depth: 4 inches
  • Weight: 10 pounds
  • Condition
  • excellent
  • Material
  • paper, wood

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