Si je mourais là-bas (p.31)

Georges Braque


Original woodcut in colors on wove paper pur chiffon for Si je mourrais là-bas by Guillaume Apollinaire, Paris, Louis Broder éditeur, 1962

48 x 36 cm

Numbered lower left in pencil on X, signed by the artist lower right

Printed by Féquet and Baudier, Paris

Catalog raisonné : Vallier 181

Si je mourais là-bas is a poem from Guillaume Apollinaire's collection Poèmes à Lou, written in 1915, in which the poet imagines his death at the front and confides in his beloved. In the book, illustrated by Georges Braque, 11 poems are illustrated with 18 original woodcuts by the artist. This woodcut, depicting flowers and foliage, is a signed and numbered large-margin proof.