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Fernand Léger, Le Pauvre Songe (The Poor Man Dreams), 1949 from Les Illuminations

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title:Le Pauvre Songe (The Poor Man Dreams), 1949 from Les Illuminations
Medium:Unique Original Lithograph on Lana wove paper
Image:14 1/8 in x 10 7/16 in (36 cm x 26.5 cm)
Sheet:14 1/8 in x 10 7/16 in (36 cm x 26.5 cm)
Signature:Annotated “bon définitif Fléger” by Fernand Léger ( Argentan, 1881 – Gif-Sur-Yevette, 1955) in pencil in the lower right image.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7343

Historical Description

Fernand Léger Le Pauvre Songe (The Poor Man Dreams), 1949 from Les Illuminations is an enchanting work with a whimsical quality. Abstract forms in red, blue and yellow ink dance gracefully in the center of the work. Over these fields of color, the artist imposes several lines of poetry in black ink which move laterally across the page. These verses originate from Arthur Rimbaud’s original poem, Le Pauvre Songe, from which the title of this work is derived. Leger writes the first two verses in delicate cursive in the lower hemisphere of the work which translate to “Maybe an evening awaits me / Where I will drink in peace.”

Created in 1949, this lithograph on Lana wove paper is hand-signed by Fernand Léger ( Argentan, 1881 – Gif-Sur-Yevette, 1955) in pencil in the lower right margin. From the edition of

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Fernand Léger Le Pauvre Songe (The Poor Man Dreams), 1949 from Les Illuminations 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 sale of the work).

1. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Fernand Léger Le Pauvre Songe (The Poor Man Dreams), 1949 from Les Illuminations is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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