recto Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College
Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.488
People
Fernand Léger, French (Argentan (Orne), France 1881 - 1955 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Title
Study for "The Card Players"; verso: The Wrecked Airplane
Other Titles
Original Language Title: Dessin pour "la partie de carte"; verso: Abstraction
Classification
Drawings
Work Type
drawing
Date
c. 1916-1917
Culture
French
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/296026
Location
Level 1, Room 1300, Modern and Contemporary Art, Early Modernism
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Graphite and black and brown wash on white wove paper; verso: watercolor and graphite
Dimensions
actual: 56.5 x 38 cm (22 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.)
Provenance
Private Collector, Ireland, gift; to Fogg Art Museum, 1978.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Anonymous Gift
Copyright
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.488
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Verso is horizontal.
Publication History

James Harper, Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2001), cat. no. 25, repr. in color (recto and verso), p. 16

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2000-2001 (Cambridge, MA, 2002), verso repr. p. 37

Exhibition History

Cubism: Explorations and Adaptations, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 09/18/1982 - 10/26/1982

Verso: The Flip Side of Master Drawings, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 05/19/2001 - 08/12/2001

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

HAA 10 Survey Course: The Western Tradition, Art Since the Renaissance, Harvard University Art Museums, Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, 02/09/2008 - 03/02/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 08 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/13/2008 - 10/19/2008

HAA 10 Survey Course (S421): The Western Tradition: Art Since the Renaissance (Fall 09 Rotation 1), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 09/02/2009 - 10/12/2009

Modern Art and Modernity, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/31/2013 - 06/01/2013

32Q: 1300 Early Modernism, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 09/04/2021 - 03/28/2022

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