About This Artwork

Georges Braque
French, 1882-1963

Ajax, 1949/54

Oil on paper, mounted on canvas
1,790 x 710 mm (sight)

Bequest of Florene May Schoenborn, 1997.447

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Exhibition History

New York, Museum of Modern Art, "The School of Paris: Paintings from the Florence May Schoenborn and Samuel A. Marx Collection," November 1, 1965–January 2, 1966, p. 30 (ill.); traveled to The Art Institute of Chicago, February 11–March 27, 1966, the City Art Museum of St. Louis, April 27–June 13, 1966, Mexico City, Museo de Arte Moderno, July 2–August 7, 1966, and San Francisco, Museum of Art, September 2–October 2, 1966.

Publication History

Schweiz (April 1953), no. 4 (ill.).

Alexander Liberman, “Braque,” Vogue (October 1, 1954), p. 116 (ill.).

Match (June 5–12, 1954).

T-M 8–9 (August–September 1954).

John Richardson, “The Ateliers of Braque,” Burlington Magazine 97:627 (June 1955), p. 164.

Maurice Gieure, G. Braque (New York, 1956), p. 103, pl. 135.

Catalogue de l’oeuvre de Georges Braque: Peintures 1948–1957 (Paris, 1959), n. p., no. 78 (ill.), as 1954.

John Richardson, Georges Braque (London, 1959), pp. 28 and 32, pl. 32.

John Russell, G. Braque, (New York, 1959), pp. 34 and 126–127, pl. 73.

Jean Leymarie, Braque, trans. James Emmons (Paris, 1961), pp. 112–114 (ill.).

John Richardson, Georges Braque (Greenwich, Conn., 1961), n. p., pl. 60.

Edwin Mullins, The Art of Georges Braque (New York, 1968), pp.129, 189, 196, and 215, pl. 148.

Nadine Pouillon, Braque (Paris, 1970), p. 13 (ill.).

Douglas Cooper, Braque: The Great Years, exh. cat. (Chicago, 1972), p. 105, fig. 83.

Raymond Cogniat, Georges Braque, trans. by I. Mark Paris (New York, 1980), pp. 66 and 158, fig. 68.

Ownership History

Aimé Maeght, Paris [Catalogue de l’oeuvre de Georges Braque: Peintures 1948–1957 1959]. Florene May Schoenborn (1903–1995) and Samuel Marx (1885–1964), Chicago, from 1955 [New York 1965]; bequeathed to the Art Institute, 1997.




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