Lettrea Amorosa I
Color lithograph: book in sheets, wrappers and cloth-covered box printed on the spine. Illustrated with 27 original lithographs and two tailpieces, printed by Mourlot. Includes a copy of the deluxe edition with the suite of 27 lithographs printed on Japanese paper housed in a wove arches paper folder with flaps and an original lithograph on the front cover.
Overall cloth covered box: 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/8 inches.
The justification page at the end of the set of the Ren Char text is signed in pencil by the artist and the author: Georges Braque and Edwin Engelberts. The suite of 27 lithographs on Japanese paper is pencil signed: G. Braque on the front of the wove Arches paper folder and numbered in ink 33/50.
Literature: Dora Vallier, Braque: The Complete Graphics (New York: Gallery Books, 1982), 267-282.
(Condition: Please contact fine arts department for a full condition report.)
Auction Date: September 7, 2019
Estimate: $4,000 - 6,000