Braque, Georges. NID VERT by Georges Braque. Maeght 1028 (Vallier page 294). Etching in colors, c. 1956. Edition of 300 (149/300) published by Maeght. 8 3/4 x 12 1/8 inches; 220 x 310mm. Signed and numbered in pencil. From Vallier, "BRAQUE - The Complete Graphics" "There are a number of graphics by Braque that are based upon his paintings, watercolors or gouaches that were printed by those who cutomarily handled his graphic work and are published by Maeght. A catalogue published by Maeght reads as follows: "These graphics, whether etchings or lithographs, were pulled on fine paper in limited editions, from 100 to 300 copies, all numbered. In most cases the artist himself chose the pieces and the printing process which to him seemed most appropriate. He assisted in the execution of the graphics, observed and directed the work of the engraver or lithographer, did the work himself when necessary, corrected the proofs and gave his final approval by signing each example. However, the quality of each graphic rests, above all, on the skill of the engraver or lithographer, who without departing from the means of expression of which he is the master, has through his own sensibility rediscovered the profound resonance of the original work."
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