Kings of Heart

FERNAND LEGER (1881-1955)
SCHOOL PRINTS (1947-1949) Biography
THE BAYNARD PRESS (worked 1894-1960) Biography

Kings of Heart (France, c.1946 - 1947)

Lithograph on paper
School print Signed lower right

Dimensions

79.50cm high
50.00cm wide
(31.30 inches high)
(19.69 inches wide)
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Provenance

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.