FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)
SCHOOL PRINTS (1947-1949)
Kings of Heart (France, c.1946 - 1947)
Lithograph on paper
School print Signed lower right
The Baynard Press for School Prints Ltd., edition up to 4000
Description / Expertise
These lithographs were formed as part of the European series of School Prints published in 1949. Most of the prints were commissioned by Mrs. Brenda Rawnsley in June 1948 during a week’s whirlwind tour of France by chartered plane. During this visit she secured the participation of Picasso, Leger, Dufy, Braque and Matisse, all of whom agreed to use plastic plates specially developed by W. S. Cowell in Ipswich for a payment of £200.