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Artist: Fernand Leger, French (1881-1955)

Plate: V. 07

Title: The Country Outing
"La Partie de Champagne" (party of friends)

Description: Condition A+ Original lithograph.
Issued in VERVE Vol. VII, Nos. 27-28
Printed in Paris, Dec. 1952
Pulled on the presses of Mourlot.
Signed in the plate lower right.
(original centre fold, hardly visible
with b&w images by Leger on verso)

Presented in acid free, archival museum mat, with framing labels. Ready to frame. Shipped boxed flat via Fedex.
Certificate of Authenticity.
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Sheet Size: 14 in x 21 in
  35.5 x 53.5 cm
Price: Sold

The Country Outing (La Partie de Campagne) is Leger's most famous original lithographs.

"Detailed studies show the power and accuracy with which Leger succeeded in characterizing his working-class couples, with their hands on each other's shoulders, as examples of the true and brotherly human beings he dreamed of" (Leger Cassou & Leymarie)

"Primarily influenced by Impressionism... The experience of seeing the Paul Cézanne retrospective at the Salon d’Automne in 1907 and his contact with the early Cubism of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque had an extremely significant impact on the development of his personal style" (guggenheimcollection.org)

Verve was published from 1937 to 1960. It was a leader for promoting modern movements in art. Printed and published in Paris, this periodical contained major articles on and by leading contemporary artists. Every issue contains at least one original print created specifically for the publication. Many of the most sought after original lithographs of the twentieth century appeared in 1952 double number of Verve. Including Marc Chagall's Visions de Paris set, Andre Masson's, The Torrent, Henri Matisse's, The Sadness of the King, Leger's, The Country Outing, Miro's, The Dog Barking at the Moon and original lithographs in both colors and black and white by Georges Braque, Henri Laurens, Alberto Giacometti, Francisco Bores and Marcel Gromaire.

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