FERNAND LÉGER 1881-1955
Argentan 1881-1955 Paris, Gif-sur-Yvette (French)
Title: Geometric Composition, from: Album of Ten Serigraphs, 1924
Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Screenprint and Pochoir in Colours on Arches Wove Paper
Paper size: 56 x 37.7 cm. / 22 x 14.8 in.
Image size: 42.5 x 23 cm. / 16.7 x 9.1 in.
Additional Information: This screenprint in colours is hand signed in blue ballpoint pen by the artist “F.Léger” at the lower right margin.
It is also hand numbered in pencil from the edition of 200, at the lower left margin.
The work was printed by Bruller and published by La Guilde Internationale de la Gravure, Paris in 1954.
It was the second of ten compositions included in the portfolio “Dix Serigraphies” [Ten Screenprints].
The monogram stamp of the printer is in the lower left image.
The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower margin.
Note: The original oil on canvas by Fernand Léger is titled “Peinture Murale” and is held in the collection of Reina Sofia, Madrid. Registration number DE01377.
Literature: Saphire, L. (1978). Fernand Léger: The Complete Graphic Work. New York: Blue Moon Press.
Reference: Saphire E 4
Condition: Good condition. Two minor areas of ink loss in the red and green areas of the composition. The sheet slightly toned. Remnants of hinging tape along the upper sheet edge, verso.