After serving in the French army during World
War I, Braque severed his working relationship with Pablo Picasso and concentrated on developing the formal aspects of Cubism. This painting belongs to a series of large still lifes of 1928–32, notable for their rich surfaces and colors. Braque’s constant experimentation with unusual materials and techniques is evident in the matte, textured surfaces, created by mixing paint with sand and applying it over tactile gesso.
Leonard C. Hanna Jr. Fund 1975.59
Cleveland, Ohio: The Cleveland Museum of Art; February 20 - May 29, 2005. "Masterworks from The Phillips Collection". Not in exh. cat.
CMA (organizer). Beijing World Art Museum, China, May 26 - Aug. 27, 2006; Mori Arts Center, Tokyo, Japan: Sept. 9 - Nov. 26, 2006; Seoul Arts Center, Seoul, Korea: Dec. 18, 2006 - March 31, 2007; Seoul Olympic Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea: Apr. 7 - May 20, 2007; Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: June 9 - Sept. 16, 2007; Cleveland Museum of Art, Oct. 21, 2007- January 13, 2008; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN, Feb. 21-June 1, 2008; Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT, June 22 - September 21, 2008; and the Detroit Institute of Arts, MI, October 12, 2008 - January 18, 2009: "Modern Masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
Reunion des musés nationax - Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris (September 16, 2013 - January 6, 2014), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (2/18/2014 - 5/11/2014), and the Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (6/13/2014 - 9/21/2014): "Georges Braque (1882-1963)"