Description & Technical information

This work is part of the Rouses Point series.

Date:  1944
Period:  20th century
Origin:  France
Medium: Oil on canvas board
Signature: Signed and dated lower right, 44 F. LEGER
Titled, LES PAPILLONS DANS la roue and signed, F. LEGER. 44 on the reverse
Dimensions: 43.3 x 52.9 cm (17⁰/₁ x 20⁷/₈ inches)
Provenance: Valentine Gallery, New York, circa 1945
Private Collection, circa 1945
Perls Galleries, New York
Sotheby’s New York, 12th May 1993
Private Collection, Miami
Private Collection, Paris, acquired from the above
Corporate Collection, Brussels

Literature: Georges Bauquier, Fernand Léger: Catalogue Raisonné de l’Œuvre Peint 1944-1948, Paris, 2000, no. 1159, p.16, p. 17 (illustrated in colour)
Sigfried Giedion, Léger in America, Magazine of Art, The American Federation of Arts, Washington, vol. 38, December 1945, p. 296 (illustrated; titled Two Butterflies and a Wheel)
Fernand Léger Retrouve la France, Arts de France, no.6, June 1946, pp.33-42 (illustrated)
Exhibitions: New York, Valentine Gallery, New Paintings, 1945, no. 15
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints