Pitcher, Score, Fruits and Napkin
Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963)
On View

The elements of Braque's style of the 1920s are based on a return to more natural appearances, but he has retained many of the inventions of Cubism. Textures continue to have the same harmonious interrelation; thin washes contrast with sandy areas, scratched wood grain, or thick, irregular overpaint. Objects still do not possess a feeling of sculptural roundness, and the surrounding space is presented as overlapping planes.


  • Artist Name: Georges Braque (French, 1882-1963)
  • Title: Pitcher, Score, Fruits and Napkin
  • Date: 1926
  • Medium: Oil and sand on canvas
  • Dimensions: 14-1/2 x 47-1/4 in. (36.8 x 120.0cm)
  • Credit Line: Norton Simon Art Foundation
  • Accession Number: M.1977.15.1.P
  • Copyright: © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris Reproduction, including downloading of ARS works is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Object Information

The artist, commissioned by;
Paul Rosenberg, Paris (for dining room of home) and New York (1940 and after), stock no. 1367, (sale, London, Christie’s, 28 June 1977, lot 57, color ill., as Cruche, Partition, Fruits et Serviette, to);
[Somerville and Simpson, Ltd., London, on behalf of];
Norton Simon Art Foundation.


  • Paris, Paul Rosenberg Gallery, 1938 to

Georges Braque 1882-1963, an American Tribute: The Twenties

  • New York, Perls Galleries, 1964-04-07 to 1964-05-02

[on loan]

  • Dallas Museum of Art, 1977-08-11 to 1978-05-09
  • , to

Reinstallation of South Wing

  • Norton Simon Museum, 1993-10-07 to 1995-08-13
  • Richardson, John, Georges Braque 1882-1963, an American Tribute: The Twenties, 1964, no. 21, as Pitcher, Fruit and Napkin ("La Valse")
  • Mangin, N. S., Catalogue de l'oeuvre de Georges Braque, Peintures, 1924-27, 1968, p. 83
  • Valsecchi, M; and M. Carra, L'Opera completa di Braque dalla compisizione cubista al recupero dell'oggetto 1908-1929, 1971, no. 311 p. 100
  • Masterpieces from the Norton Simon Museum, 1989, p. 187
  • Campbell, Sara, Collector Without Walls: Norton Simon and His Hunt for the Best, 2010, cat. 1427 p. 405

Additional Artwork by Artist

Artist and Model Georges Braque 1939
Still Life with Musical Instruments Georges Braque 1918

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