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Georges Braque. Road near L'Estaque. L'Estaque, late summer 1908

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Road near L'Estaque

Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963)

L'Estaque, late summer 1908
Oil on canvas
23 3/4 x 19 3/4" (60.3 x 50.2 cm)
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Given anonymously (by exchange)
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Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.

The artist; acquired by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979), Paris, before 1914 [1]; seized during the war by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, November 17-18, 1921 [2]; Galerie Simon (Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler), Paris [3]. Hugo Simons, (1892-1958), Düsseldorf/The Hague/Montreal, by 1933 [4]; acquired by Buchholz Gallery (Curt Valentin), New York, by 1943 [5]; sold by exchange to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1943.
[1] Per Nicole Worms de Romilly and Jean Laude, Braque: Cubism 1907-1914, Paris: Maeght, 1982, no. 17.
[2] Tableaux, aquarelles, gouaches & dessins. [2nd sale of Kahnweiler collection]. Paris: Hôtel Drouot, November 17-November 18, 1921 (no. 24: La route de l'Estaque).
[3] Label information in collection files, The Department of Painting and Sculpture. Possibly bought back at auction. Reproduced in Maurice Raynal, Georges Braque, Rome: Valori plastici, 1924, n.p. (Photo Galerie Simon).
[4] Collection files, The Department of Painting and Sculpture.
[5] Collection files, The Department of Painting and Sculpture.

The Road to Estaque
Route près de L’Estaque
La route de l’Estaque
La route de l’Estaque / Road at l’Estaque
La Phonte de L’Estaque
[La Route de L'Estaque]

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