Modern and Contemporary Art
Artist: Georges Braque, French, 1882–1963

Compotier, verre et journal


Oil on canvas

32.1 × 55.6 cm (12 5/8 × 21 7/8 in.)
framed: 55.6 × 78.4 × 6.7 cm (21 7/8 × 30 7/8 × 2 5/8 in.)
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, B.A. 1929, L.H.D.H 1967
On view
20th century

With Galerie Simon, Paris [see note 1]. César Mange de Hauke (1900–1965), Paris, by 1959, to at least 1963. With Galerie Hector Brame, Paris, by December 1967; sold to Rachel “Bunny” Lambert Mellon (1910–2014) and Paul Mellon (1907–1999), Washington, D.C., later Upperville, Va., December 29, 1967 (on loan to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1979–83); given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1983

Note 1: According to a label on the verso. Between 1912 and 1923, the founder and proprietor of the Galerie Simon, Daniel Henry Kahnweiler (1884 –1979), had an exclusive contract with the artist. The painting was likely acquired by the Galerie directly from the artist.


Susan Greenberg Fisher et al., Picasso and the Allure of Language, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 238.

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