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    Sale 11964

    Prints & Multiples

    15 March 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

    Arthur Rimbaud: Les Illuminations

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    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
    Arthur Rimbaud: Les Illuminations
    the complete portfolio including an original gouache, 15 lithographs of which nine handcoloured with watercolour and stencil, and an additional suite in black and white, 1949, on Lana wove paper, the additional suite on China paper, the gouache initialled in ink by the artist, with title page, text in French, justification and table of contents, signed on the justification by the artist in pencil and by the editor in ink, copy 3 of 25, from the deluxe edition with a gouache (the total edition was 395, including one hundred with the additional suite), published by Louis Grosclaude at Editions des Gaules, Lausanne, all loose (as issued), some minor time staining and pale foxing, otherwise in good condition; with an additional proof impression of Rimbaud's portrait and of another plate, both inscribed in pencil by the publisher; all within the original paper wrappers, paper-covered boards with gilt title on spine, and slipcase
    360 x 265 mm. (overall)


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    Literature

    Saphire 24-38, p. 258-267.