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Auction: Editions and Works on Paper
was auctioned on: 25 September 2019
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Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

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Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000
ca. US$7,503 - US$10,004
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 139, Views: 23

Fernand Léger (1881-1955) Nu au feuillage The rare etching, circa 1931-32, signed in pencil and inscribed 'Essai', one of very few proof impressions, the edition was never realised, on wove paper, with margins, plate 397 x 272mm (15 5/8 x 10 3/4in) (unframed) This work was to be included in Lawrence Saphire's supplement to the catalogue raisonné of Léger prints. Proposed by Christian Zervos, Nu au feuillage was intended to be published in a 1932 issue of Cashiers d'Art where a comparison was to be drawn between Braque's and Léger's treatment of the same subject. The article on Léger was, however, subsequently published in a 1933 issue of the magazine and so the comparison could not be drawn, and the piece was unused. We have only found record of one other impression of this work coming to market, another proof impression is in the collection of the Musée Zervos, Vézelay.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Forum Auctions
Title: Editions and Works on Paper
Date of the auction: 25 Sep 2019
Address: Forum Auctions
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SW8 4LP London
United Kingdom
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