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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1960.90
People
Fernand Léger, French (Argentan (Orne), France 1881 - 1955 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Title
Composition
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1936
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/227566
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
36.8 x 44.8 cm (14 1/2 x 17 5/8 in.)
framed: 57.3 x 65.2 x 4.5 cm (22 9/16 x 25 11/16 x 1 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: l.r.: F. Leger
Provenance
Douglas Cooper, London; to [Mayor Gallery, London], sold; to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gershinowitz, New York, New York, 1953, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1960.

NOTE: Provenance from letter in curatorial file, Harold Gershinowitz to John P. Coolidge, dated 5 February 1960.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gershinowitz
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
1960
Object Number
1960.90
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Caroline A. Jones, Modern Art at Harvard: The Formation of the Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Collections of the Harvard University Art Museums (New York, NY and Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press, 1985). With an essay by John Coolidge and a preface by John M. Rosenfield. To accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Sackler Museum, Oct 21 1985 - Jan 5 1986, p. 68, fig. 60, ill. (color)

Exhibition History

Masterpieces of European Art, Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, 06/22/1985 - 09/15/1985

Modern Art at Harvard, Bunkamura Museum of Art, Tokyo, 07/31/1999 - 09/26/1999; Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Kagawa, 10/09/1999 - 11/14/1999; Matsuzakaya Art Museum, Nagoya, 12/02/1999 - 12/27/1999; Oita City Museum, Oita, 01/06/2000 - 02/06/2000; Museum of Modern Art, Ibaraki, Ibaraki, 02/11/2000 - 03/26/2000

Fernand Léger: Contrasts of Forms, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 04/14/2007 - 06/10/2007

Re-View: European and American Art Since 1900, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2011 - 06/01/2013

32Q: 1310 Surrealism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 02/09/2016 - 10/17/2019

This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art at am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu