Compotier, verre et journal Artist: Georges Braque (French, 1882–1963)


Modern and Contemporary Art

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Oil on canvas


12 5/8 × 21 7/8 in. (32.1 × 55.6 cm)
framed: 21 7/8 × 30 7/8 × 2 5/8 in. (55.6 × 78.4 × 6.7 cm)

Credit Line

Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, B.A. 1929, L.H.D.H. 1967

Accession Number



20th century


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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., then 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 gallery directly from the artist.

This work appears on our "Artworks with Nazi-Era Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
  • 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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Object/Work type

still lifes




Lower right: "G. Braque", back right "G. Braque"

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