La fleur tricolore (The Tri-Colored Flower)

Fernand Léger, French, 1881 - 1955

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1937

Oil on canvas

Overall: 38 × 51 3/8 in. (96.5 × 130.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Wallace K. Harrison, Class of 1950H

P.961.263

Geography

Place Made: France, Europe

Period

20th century

Object Name

Painting

Research Area

Painting

Not on view

Inscriptions

Signed and dated, lower right: F. LEGER 37; inscribed, on reverse: La Fleur tricolore / F. LEGER '37.

Course History

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R. Taylor, Fall 2013

THEA 90, Contemporary Practices in U.S. Theater, Laurie Cherba Kohn, Fall 2013

WRIT 5, The Waste Land, Before and After, Melissa Zeiger, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Beaumont-May Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 26, 1975-January 4, 1976

Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, [on long-term loan], August 8, 2005-July 31, 2008.

Cubism and Its Legacy, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 17-December 20, 2013.

Cubism, Carpenter Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, for Professor Wilmerding's class, Cubism, January 11-January 28, 1977

Early Modern Art from the Permanent Collection, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 16, 1995-April 7, 1996.

European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 30, 2008-March 8, 2009.

Fernand Leger, Beaumont-May Gallery, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August-September 15, 1973

Fernand Leger, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, January 1974

Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 15-October 15, 2000.

Modernism: The Making of the 20th Century Vision, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, New Hampshire, May 22-July 8, 1990.

Thank You, Wallace K. Harrison, Jaffe-Friede and Strauss Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 16-April 28, 1985.

The Dartmouth Collection: 19th and 20th Century Paintings, Jaffe-Friede Gallery, Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 17-November 6, 1982.

The Machine in the Garden: Cubist Art From the Hood Collection, Alumni College 1986, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 26-August 24, 1986.

Publication History

Georges Bauquier, Fernand Leger, Catalogue raisonne, 1932-1937, vol. 5, Paris: Adrien Maeght, Editeur, 1996, pp. 264-265, ill. p. 265, Catalogue # 954.

Jacquelyn Bass, Thank You, Wallace K. Harrison, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, p.34, no.10.

T. Barton Thurber, European Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2008, pp. 110-113, ill. pp. 111/112, no. 58.

Provenance

Possibly from the artist; collected by Ellen Hunt Milton Harrison (1903-1995) and Wallace K. Harrison (1895-198); given to present collection, 1961.

Catalogue Raisonne

G. Bauquier, Fernand Leger, Catalogue raisonne, 1932-1937, vol. 5, 1996, no. 954.

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