Théogonie d'Hésiode

Georges Braque

1932

Original etching in black on Hollande paper

53 x 38 cm

Numbered in pencil on the lower left of 50, signed by the artist in brown pencil on the lower right

Galanis print, Paris

Catalog raisonné : Vallier 20 d

The Theogony, genealogy of the gods, is a work by the Greek poet Hesiod (late 8th or early 7th century BC), in which he presents the multitude of gods celebrated in Greek myths. Georges Braque, commissioned by Ambroise Vollard, illustrated the Greek text with twenty etchings engraved in 1932 and completed in 1953. In a rectangular space, two bodies facing each other take shape thanks to fine lines. Greek letters are placed above the subjects. The etching is a large-margin proof, numbered and signed by the artist in pencil.