Collection

Fernand Léger
French, 1881-1955

Profils noir et blanc (Cubistic Still Life), 1928
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Pitt (Juliet Thompson, class of 1922)
1973.12.5
Period: 20th c
Classification: Painting
Dimensions: Framed: 27 1/2 x 34 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (69.85 x 88.58 x 8.26 cm) Unframed: 17 13/16 x 25 3/8 in. (45.24 x 64.45 cm)
Signatures, Inscriptions and Markings v
Signed and dated (LL): F. Leger '28
On verso of frame, top: 1. In white chalk: 3 21-21; On verso of stretcher: 1. Paper label reading: Saidenberg Gallery/ 10 East 77th St./ New York, 21 NY; 2. Paper label reading: Galerie Louis Carré/ 10 Avenue de Messine/ Paris 8e. p. 45 Fernand Leger/ Profils noir et/ blanc 1928/ 18”1/8 x 25”5/8 [on the second label, there is a cross marked in pencil in the bottom right quadrant]; 3. Paper label reading: [in a circle inscribed in the rectagle of the label--see sketch] R. LÉRONDELLE/ Emballage d’Objets d’Art/ 76, Rue Blanche, PARIS. The number 44 is marked in pen in both the top left and bottom right corners of the label; 4. In white chalk: SAIDENBERG; 5. In white chalk: S. P. 59; 6. In white wash: 15 M 45; 7. In black chalk: Box 3 / # 3481-9.
Provenance v
Gift to VC Art Gallery from Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Pitt, 1973.
Exhibition History v
Japan, Shimane Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," March 7 - May 11, 2008. Cat. no. 18, p 63. Japan, Ishibashi Museum of Art, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," May 17 - July 20, 2008. Cat. no. , p . Japan, Yamagata Museum of Art, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," July 30 - August 31, 2008. Cat. no. , p. . Japan. Fuchu Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," September 6 - November 3, 2008. Cat. no. , p. . Japan, Miyazaki Prefectural Art Museum, "Paris--New York; Modern Paintings in 19th and 20th Century Master Works from the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York," November 14 - December 14, 2008. Cat. , p. . South Hadley, MA, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum , “Highlights from the Vassar College Art Gallery Collection,” August 2 to November 19, 1990.
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