Guitar and Still Life on a Guéridon

Artist: Georges Braque (French, Argenteuil 1882–1963 Paris)

Date: 1922

Medium: Oil with sand on canvas

Dimensions: 75 1/4 × 27 7/8 in. (191.1 × 70.8 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Louise Reinhardt Smith, in honor of William S. Lieberman, 1979

Accession Number: 1979.481

Rights and Reproduction: © 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


A guéridon is a small side table that was popular in France during the court of Louis XIV. Displaying both Cubist and Neoclassical elements, this painting, with its somber tones and tactile surface, is typical of Braque's work when he returned to painting after being seriously injured during World War I.