Les plongeurs aux perroquets

1934

Gouache on board
51⅛ X 36¼ inches / 130 x 92 cm
Signed with the artist’s monogram and dated lower right: F.L. 34
Signed again, inscribed and dated on the reverse: Etude pour la composition aux perroquets
F Leger 34 N10B


Provenance

Galerie Félix Vercel, Paris
Private Collection

Exhibited

Baden-Baden, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Fernand Léger, peintures, gouaches, dessin, 19 June - 10 September 1967, no.58, illustrated
Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Fernand Léger, 26 October 1980 - January 1981
This exhibition later travelled to Detroit, Institute of Arts, 28 June - 24 August 1980
London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Fernand Léger, The Late Years, 27 November 1987 - 21 February 1988, no. 64, illustrated in colour pl. 21
Stuttgart, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Fernand Léger, Zeichnungen, Bilder, Zyklen 1930-1955, March - June 1988, no. 27, illustrated in colour, unpaged
100th anniversaire de la CGT Montreuil, 2 - 10 December 1995
Basel, Fondation Beyeler, Fernand Léger Paris- New York, June - September 2008, no. 62, illustrated in colour, p. 79

Literature

Pierre Descargues, Fernand Léger, Paris, 1955, illustrated in colour p. 121
Claude Laugier et Michèle Richet, Léger, oeuvres de Fernand Léger (1881-1955), Paris 1981, no. 235, p. 83, illustrated p. 82, pl. e
Laurence Saphire, Fernand Léger, Graphic Works, Blue Moon Press, New York, 1985, p. 272