Fernand Léger. Profil de femme. 1931.
Drypoint, Atelier Lacourière et Frélaut, 1961.
Edition of 102. Unsigned. Unnumbered. On Arches paper, from an edition of 100 proofs).
Dimensions : 39.5 x 31 cm.
Editions Cahiers d'Art. Paris.
Good condition. Yellowed paper.
This drypoint might have been intended for an unrealized portfolio which Christian Zervos, editor of Cahiers d'Art, planned to issue in the early 1930's. The woman's profile is similar to numerous ink drawings Léger did between 1929 and 1931. Zervos pulled the edition in 1961, after Léger's death, and may have intended it then for a publication which never appeared either.
Référence : Fernand Léger, The Complete Graphic Work, Lawrence Saphire, Blue Moon Press, New York, p. 50-51, n°14