Fox

Maker and role
Artist: Georges Braque, French, 1882-1963
Year
1911

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Media/materials
Etching and drypoint
Measurements
plate, 21 1/2 x 14 15/16in (54.6 x 37.9cm)
Credit line
Gift of the Friends of the McNay
Accession number
1961.13
Object type
Department
Location
Further information
The Fox-- the word figures prominently in this print-- was a bar near the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris that the poet Guillaume Apollinaire and his Cubist painter friends frequented. Other words and elements in the print give a sense of what a visit to the bar would have been like. The words "GIN" and "Old Tom" refer to a now nearly forgotten brand of English gin. This reflects the fact that the Fox was an English-style pub. Rough patches of lines suggest the rough and worn surfaces of old bar tables; playing cards, notably the ace of hearts, are scattered on their surfaces.
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