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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1964.60
People
Fernand Léger, French (Argentan (Orne), France 1881 - 1955 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Title
The Divers
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Les Plongeurs
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
painting
Date
1943
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/213926
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
88.9 x 106.68 cm (35 x 42 in.)
framed: 93.2 x 112 x 10.2 cm (36 11/16 x 44 1/8 x 4 in.)
Provenance
Fernand Léger; to Mr. and Mrs. Josep Luis Sert, Cambridge, Massachusetts, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1964.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Josep Lluís Sert
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
1964
Object Number
1964.60
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. 64, fig. 56, ill. (b/w)

Sarah Williams Goldhagen, The Production of Locality in Josep Luis Sert's Peabody Terrace, Harvard Design Magazine (Fall 2005), p. 89, f. 14

Katia Baudin, ed., Fernand Léger Painting in Space, exh. cat., Museum Ludwig and Hirmer (Cologne and Munich, 2016), p. 221, fig. 243, ill. (color); p. 304, fig. 341 (installation shot)

Exhibition History

Josep Lluís Sert: Architect to the Arts II, Sert Gallery, Cambridge, 09/13/2003 - 12/14/2003

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

Fernand Léger: Painting in Space, Museum Ludwig, Köln, 04/09/2016 - 07/03/2016

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