FERNAND LÉGER 1881-1955 Argentan 1881-1955 Paris, Gif-sur-Yvette (French)

Title: The Reading | La lecture, 1924/1953

Technique: Hand Signed and Numbered Lithograph in Colours on Arches Wove Paper

Paper size: 54.5 x 70 cm. / 21.5 x 27.6 in. Image size: 43.5 x 55 cm. / 17.3 x 21.6 in.

Additional Information: This lithograph in colours is hand-signed in pencil by the artist “F. Leger” in the lower right corner. It is also hand-numbered in pencil from the edition of 350, at the lower-left corner. Additionally, the lithograph is signed in the plate at the lower right corner of the image. The work was printed by Fernand Mourlot, Paris and published by Galerie Louis Carré, Paris in a limited edition of 350 impressions in 1953. It is based on an original painting by Fernand Léger from 1924. The paper bears the Arches watermark in the lower margin and the publisher’s ink stamp, verso.

Provenance: Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm Literature: Saphire, L. (1978). Fernand Léger: The Complete Graphic Work. New York: Blue Moon Press.

Reference: Saphire E23.