Projets de couverture pour le programme des Ballet Suedois, 1923
Gouache, pencil and collage
12 x 8 inches
Signed, inscribed and dated '23
Acquired direct from the Artist in the 1920s; by descent. With photo-certificate by Madame Irus Hansma
The present work will be included in the catalogue raisonné of works on paper by Fernand Léger currently being prepared by Irus Hansma
Note: Although Picasso and Braque experimented extensively with collage, examples by Léger are exceptionally rare. The present design relates to one of the most celebrated cubist cover designs of the 1920s.