Fernand Léger, Chevreuse Août, 1951

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Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title: Chevreuse Août, 1951
Reference: Saphire E8
Medium: Original Serigraph
Image Size: 11 in x 9 3/4 in (27.9 cm x 24.8 cm)
Sheet Size: 22 in x 15 in (55.9 cm x 38.1 cm)
Framed Size: 34 7/8 in x 28 7/8 in (88.6 cm x 73.3 cm)
Edition: Numbered 172/200 in pencil in the lower left hand side of the work; printed on Arches script watermarked paper.
Signature: This work is hand-signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in blue ink in the lower right margin, with the printer's mark 'B' in the lower left, annotated 'Chevreuse Août 51 | FL' in the plate in the lower right.
Condition: This work is in great condition with bold fresh colors.
Gallery Price: Sold. Please call us at 510-777-9970 for similar works.
ID # w-2875

Utilizing a combination of layered shapes which appear as though taken from sections of familiar forms, this piece entices the viewer to create his or her own interpretation of the work. Combining bold dark black lines and shapes in yellow, black, red, and white, these forms appear to bounce off the page. One can imagine this work being a city scene with a variety of abstract buildings or a farm with a barnyard and a fence; it is up to the viewer to create his or her own story which adds an additional layer to this work.

Created in 1951, this work was printed on Arches script watermarked paper by Jean Bruller and is marked with his 'B' in the lower left. Hand-signed by Fernand Léger (Argentan, 1881- Gif-sur-Yvette, 1955) in blue ink in the lower right margin and annotated 'Chevreuse Août 51 | FL' in the plate, this work is numbered 172/200 in pencil the lower left.

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. Saphire, Lawrence, Fernand Leger, The Complete Graphic Work, 1978, listed as E 8 on pg 289 with details on pg 288.

2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this work.

About the Framing:
This work is framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, presented in a complimentary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.

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