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Fernand Leger

(Argentan, 1881 - Gif-su-Yvette, 1955)

La Grande Parade, Circa 1952

Gouache and Indian ink on paper 
Signed lower right F. Léger
Inscribed lower right
Aux deux Prévert (*)
avec ma bonne amitié

Inscribed on the back
BN=19
32,9 x 41,6 cm      

Provenance :
- Galerie Jean-Claude Bellier, Paris (label on the back of the frame)
- Private collection, France

Literature :
- Inscribed in the Répertoire des œuvres sur papier de Fernand Léger being prepared by Mrs. Irus Hansma
- Inscribed in the archives of the Comité Léger



Certificate of authenticity by Mrs. Irus Hansma, dated the 29th of January 2019                Certificate of authenticity by the Comité Léger, dated the 24th of April 2019

 

(*) Our gouache, La Grande Parade, is dedicated by the artist to the 2 Prévert brothers ; the poet Jacques Prévert (Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1900 - Omonville-la-Petite, 1977) and his younger brother, the filmmaker Pierre Prévert (Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1906 – Joinville-le-Pont, 1988).

 

Fernand LEGER
LA GRANDE PARADE, 1951
Gouache on paper
66 x 81 cm
Sotheby’s New York, May 2007, sold: 1.216.000 US$

Fernand LEGER
LA GRANDE PARADE, 1ER ÉTAT, 1952
Oil on canvas
181 x 212 cm
Private collection, New York

Fernand LEGER
LA GRANDE PARADE, ÉTUDE, 1953-1954
Oil on canvas
130 x 195,5 cm
The Menil Foundation, Houston

 

Our gouache, executed circa 1952, is one of the studies for Fernand Léger's ultimate masterpiece, La grande Parade, 1954, a monumental composition in the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Fernand LEGER
LA GRANDE PARADE, ÉTAT DEFINITIF, 1954
Oil on canvas
300 x 400 cm
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York 

Robert DOISNEAU
FERNAND LEGER DANS SON ATELIER A GIF-SUR-YVETTE, 1954
Photography

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