Decorative CompositionDecorative Composition

SERGE FERAT 1881-1958
(Le Comte Sergueï Yastrebzov) Moscow 1881-1958 Paris (Russian/French)

Title: Decorative Composition

Technique: Original Gouache Painting on thick card paper

Size: 11.3 x 14.3 cm / 4.5 x 5.6 in

Additional Information: This is an original gouache painting by the artist Serge Ferat
from the famous collection of his partner Haba Roussot.

Férat showed his work, with that of other Cubists, at the Salon des Indépendants until 1928,
and at La Section d’Or in 1925 – whose Europe-wide reputation furthered recognition of his work.
Thereafter he gradually distanced himself from the strictures of Cubism,
and developed a passion for the circus and parades.
Férat, who died in 1958, bequeathed his collection to Haba Roussot, his companion for over 20 years.
Until her death in 2001, Haba devoted all her energy to promoting Serge Férat´s work, showing it
across Europe and in the United States and Japan.

Provenance: Collection Haba and Alban Roussot.

Condition: Good condition, some surface dirt. One stain on the right side. Tape remains verso. At the back side large stain in the upper right corner, and surface dirt.