Fernand Léger, Chevreuse Août (Chevreuse in August), 1951

Artist: Fernand Léger (1881 - 1955)
Title:Chevreuse Août (Chevreuse in August), 1951
Reference:Sapphire E8
Medium:Colour Silkscreen on Arches Paper
Image:11 in x 9 3/4 in (27.9 cm x 24.8 cm)
Sheet:22 1/2 x 15 1/8 in (55.9 x 38.1 cm)
Framed:24 15/16 in x 21 7/16 in (63.3 cm x 54.5 cm)
Edition:Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.
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 excellent condition.
ID #w-7658

Historical Description

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 colour silkscreen on Arches paper 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. Numbered from the edition of 200 in pencil in the lower left margin.

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 and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. E8.

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.