|Artist: Fernand Leger, French (1881-1955)
Plate: V. 07
Title: The Country Outing
"La Partie de Champagne" (party of friends)
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
The Country Outing (La Partie de Campagne) is Leger's most famous
"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
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
The New York Times Celebrates VERVE