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Man with a Guitar
Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963)
Céret, summer 1911-early 1912. Oil on canvas, 45 3/4 x 31 7/8" (116.2 x 80.9 cm). Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest
Collection work meeting criteria specified in Introduction.
Acquired from the artist by Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler (1884-1979), Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris, 1911 ; sold to Wilhelm Uhde (1874-1947), Paris, before 1914; seized during the war by the French government as enemy property and sold through Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 30, 1921 . Marcel Fleischmann, Zurich, [c. 1924] ; sold through Paul Drey, New York to The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1945 .
 Douglas Cooper and Gary Tinterow, The Essential Cubism: Braque, Picasso, and their Friends, 1907-1920, exh. cat. London: The Tate Gallery, 1983, no. 16: "The artist to Galerie Kahnweiler, Paris (photo no. 1019), 1911."
 Vente de biens allemands ayant fait l'objet d'une mesure de séquestre de guerre. Collection Uhde: Tableaux modernes, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 30, 1921, no. 4: Figure. Buyer not known.
 See Douglas Cooper and Gary Tinterow, The Essential Cubism: Braque, Picasso, and their Friends, 1907-1920, exh. cat. London: The Tate Gallery, 1983, no. 16. Included in the exhibitions Georges Braque, Kunsthalle Basel, April 9 - May 14, 1933, no. 49 (Mann mit Gitarre); and Georges Braque, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, November-December 1936, no. 9 (L'homme à la guitare).
 On extended loan to The Museum of Modern Art, New York from 1939 until sold in 1945. Included in the exhibition Modern Masters from European and American Collections, January 26-March 24, 1940, no. 19.
Mann mit Gitarre
Seated Man with a Guitar
L’homme à la guitare
Le joueur de mandoline
Man with a Mandolin ( L’homme à la mandoline )