Fernand Léger, Le Grand Coq (The Large Rooster), 1952

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title:Le Grand Coq (The Large Rooster), 1952
Reference:Brunhammer 174
Medium:Ceramic Sculpture
Image:WIDTH: 11 in (27.9 cm), HEIGHT: 19.5 in (49.5 cm)
Edition:From the very rare and limited edition of only eight, this piece is numbered 6/8 in black on the underside of the base.
Signature:Signed 'F. Leger' in black on the side of the base.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-1889
Price on Request

Historical Description

Reflecting Léger's interpretation of a red rooster, this bright and dynamic piece captivates our attention, and is best viewed in person for its rich glaze work and smooth contours. Léger scholar Yvonne Brunhammer wrote of Léger's ceramic sculpture: "Léger's ceramics are the tranquil assertion of the exuberance of life. Their healthy coloring, the weight of their flesh, their tactile qualities, their orderliness, the confidence that emanates from them, all that makes us see them as real objects d'art that have a beneficial utility in the time and space allotted us."

Created in 1952, this fantastic ceramic sculpture is from the very rare and limited edition of only eight. The piece is numbered 6/8 in black on the underside of the base. The work contains a guaranteed authentic signature by Léger, 'F. Leger' in black, on the side of the base. This work is in overall great condition-glaze remains bright and fresh with a few very insignificant chips to the glaze that does not interfere with the image or overall composition.

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
This work is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the final sale of the work).

1. Brunhammer, Yvonne. Fernand Léger: The Monumental Art. Listed and illustrated as cat. no. 174 on page 165.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

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