8 April 2009
Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
La Grande Margot (Saphire 111)
lithograph in colours, 1951, on Arches, signed in blue ball-point pen, inscribed Epreuve d'artiste, an artist's proof aside from the edition of 75, published by Galerie L. Leiris, Paris, the full sheet, deckle edges above and below, pale light-staining, a few foxmarks in the margins, occasional soft handling creases, otherwise in good condition, framed
L. 485 x 341 mm., S. 655 x 502 mm.
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