Prints and Drawings
Artist: Georges Braque, French, 1882–1963

Fox

1911

Drypoint

platemark: 54.29 × 37.78 cm (21 3/8 × 14 7/8 in.)
University purchase
1949.79
In this café still life, Georges Braque fragments form with the staccato lines and cross-hatchings of the drypoint technique. The English word FOX in the upper right refers to a bar frequented by Cubist poets and painters near the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris, while OLD TOM GIN at its center refers to an old-style gin used to make a Tom Collins cocktail. Picasso would incorporate English, Italian, Spanish, and Russian letters and words into his Cubist works, though he most often used French.
Culture: 
French
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Bibliography: 

Susan Greenberg Fisher et al., Picasso and the Allure of Language, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2009), 237.

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