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Fernand Léger

Étude pour “Le Remorqueur” (Architecture-Paysage)

Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger

Étude pour “Le Remorqueur” (Architecture-Paysage)

Étude pour “Le Remorqueur” (Architecture-Paysage)

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Fernand Léger

1881 - 1955

Étude pour “Le Remorqueur” (Architecture-Paysage)


signed with the initials F.L and dated 23 (lower right)

pencil on paper

9½ by 12½ in.

24 by 31.5 cm.

Executed in 1923.

The work is executed on cream wove paper, and is hinged at the upper right and left corners on the verso. There are few very faint spots of time staining scattered throughout the composition. A study in pencil is visible on the verso, as is one piece of tape on the lower right corner from a previous mounting. This work is in very good condition.


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Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Perls Galleries, New York
Sidney Janis Galleries, New York
Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above in 1984)
Christie’s London, 9 February 2006, lot 615 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Maurice Jardot, Léger Dessins, Paris, 1953, n. 25, n.p., illustrated
Jean Cassou and Jean Leymarie, Fernand Léger Drawings and Gouaches, 1973, no. 109, p. 82, illustrated 
Gille Néret, Léger, Paris, 1990, n. 163, p. 138, illustrated
Paris, Galerie Louise Leiris, Fernand Léger, Dessins et Gouaches 1909-1955, 1958, n.n.
Hamburg, Kunsthalle, Les Dessins français du 20ème siècle, 1959, no. 136
Tokyo, Seibu Gallery; Nagoya, Meitetsu Gallery; Fukuoka, Cultural Center, Rétrospective Fernand Léger, 1972, no. 17
Paris, Galerie Berggruen, Fernand Léger, Gouaches, Aquarelles et Dessins, 1979, no. 14
New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, Paintings by Fernand Léger, 1984-1985, no. 20
Jerusalem, The Israel Museum, Fernand Léger, Oeuvres sur papier, 1989, no. 57
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Fernand Léger, 1989-1990, no. 94
Villeneuve d'Ascq, Musée d'Art Moderne, Fernand Léger, 1990, no. 100
Paris, Galerie Berggruen & Cie, Fernand Léger, gouaches, aquarelles et dessins, 1996, no. 20, illustrated