Galerie Adrien Maeght, Paris
Andros, Museum of Contemporary Art-Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation, Glancing at the Century, 28 June – 20 September 1998, p. 61, ill. p. 61
Georges Braque and Georges Riebmont-Dessaignes, La Nuit, la Faim, Paris, Adrien Maeght, 1960, ill. p. 26
Fernand Mourlot and Francis Ponge, Braque Lithographe, Monte Carlo, André Sauret, 1963, no. 85
Dora Vallier, Braque, l’oeuvre gravé, Paris, Flammarion, 1982, no. 154.2 (another impression illustrated)
Miguel Orozco, The Complete Prints of Georges Braque, Catalogue raisonné, academia.edu, 25 September 2018, no. LS477, ill. p. 244 (another impression illustrated)
In 1960, the writer Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes asked from Braque to illustrate his poetry collection entitled Night, Hunger. The painter accepted the said suggestion and signed two drawings, including Dawn, presented herein.
In this case, Braque moves away from figuration so as to evoke a couple of harmonious shapes, indistinctly reminiscent of birds. Thus, he expresses his deep desire to adapt his art to the world of his friend and writer, showing a real modesty, despite the fact that his work was regarded with esteem at the time.