1068.jpg;os=3 Georges Braque, Trois Colombe, 1954

The 1954 artwork Trois Colombes (Three Doves) has an estimate of £8 000 - 12 000.

Braque was first inspired to pick up the paintbrush and craft his work in a bright palette after seeing the Fauves exhibition at the Salon d'Automne in 1905. In 1907 he saw the Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, and then went on to meet Picasso who he struck up a close friendship with between the years of 1908-1912. Unlike Picasso, known for his celebrity persona in the art world, Braque focused more on his studio time.

Braque was injured during WWI and left temporarily blinded, therefore he was unable to paint again until 1917. During this time Braques work moved on from Cubism, becoming less heavy. Braque passed away in 1963, and left a legacy as one of most respected 'elders' of French Modern Art.

Trois Colombes was consigned to Bellmans by the executors of a deceased estate. It has an impressive provenance as it was sold at Christies, New York on 25th February, 2004, for $31,070. It was previously at The Belgravia Gallery, London.

The sale will be held on 18th, 19th & 20th March. Check out the catalogue here.

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