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An image of The bicycle by Fernand Léger
Alternate image of The bicycle by Fernand Léger Alternate image of The bicycle by Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger

(France 04 Feb 1881 – 17 Aug 1955)

Title
The bicycle
Alternative title:
La Bicyclette
Year
1930
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

64.8 x 50.8 cm stretcher; 82.7 x 68.2 x 4.0 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r., blue oil "F.LÉGER./ 30" and u.l. verso, black oil "... / F. LÉGER. 30".
Credit
Gift of Mrs H.V. Evatt in memory of the late Dr H.V. Evatt 1966
Accession number
OO2.1966
Copyright
© Fernand Leger, 1930/ADAGP. Licensed by VISCOPY, Sydney
Location
Not on display
Provenance (3)

Paul Rosenberg, pre Dec 1939, Paris/France, Listed in 1939 exhibition catalogue as in Rosenberg's collection

Dr. H.V. Evatt, Dec 1939-Mar 1966, Australia, Purchased by Dr Evatt from David Jones Art Gallery, December 1939. Purchased from 'The Daily Telegraph Exhibition of French and British Modern Art'.

Mrs H.V. Evatt, pre 25 Mar 1966, Australia, Gift of Mrs H.V. Evatt 1966

Bibliography (11)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 49 (colour illus.).

Renee Free, Art and Australia [vol. 10, no. 1], 'European Collection', p.63-75, Sydney, Jul 1972, 75 (illus.).

Lionel Lindsay, Addled Art, Sydney, 1942, 24 (illus. op.).

Ann Stephen, Cubism & Australian art, 'La Bicyclette [The bicycle]', pg. 14-15, Carlton, 2009, 15 (colour illus.).

Jill Sykes (Editor), Look, 'Battle of the new: Picasso and peers versus the pillars of the Australian art establishment', pg. 14-18, Newtown, Mar 2005, 18 (colour illus.).

Nick Waterlow (Director), The 1988 Australian Biennale: from the Southern Cross: a view of world art c.1940-88, Sydney, 1988, 179 (colour illus.). no catalogue numbers

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, 'New acquisitions', Sydney, Apr 1967, (illus.).

Editor Unknown (Editor), An exhibition of French art at the National Art Gallery of N.S.W, Sydney, 1944. cat.no. 113

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Daily Telegraph exhibition of French and British modern art, Sydney, 1939. cat.no. 58

Editor Unknown (Editor), Contemporary Art Society Loan Exhibition, Sydney, 1950. cat.no. 54

unknown author., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Review - 1988 Biennale', Sydney, 21 May 1988, (illus.).

Exhibition history (8)

Fernand Leger, Palais des Beaux Arts, Belgium, 14 May 1938–05 Jun 1938

The Daily Telegraph exhibition of French and British modern art:

An exhibition of French art at the National Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Oct 1944–31 Oct 1944

Contemporary Art Society Loan Exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1950–1950

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1966, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1967 -

1988 Australian Biennale: from the Southern Cross: a view of world art c.1940-88:

Australian Cubism, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 24 Nov 2009–08 Apr 2010

Theatre of The World, Museum of Old and New Art, 23 Jun 2012–07 Apr 2013