Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Tugboat

Artist:
Fernand Léger (French, Argentan 1881–1955 Gif-sur-Yvette)
Date:
1918
Medium:
Ink, watercolor, gouache, and graphite on off-white wove paper
Dimensions:
9 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. (24.4 x 32.7 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection, Gift of Leonard A. Lauder, 2016
Accession Number:
2016.237.6
Rights and Reproduction:
© 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Not on view
Inscription: Signed and dated (lower right): FL / 18; inscribed (lower left): 16;
(verso): related sketch in graphite
the artist, Paris (1918; sold on May 21, 1918 for Fr 80, to Rosenberg); [Galerie L’Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris, 1918; inv. no. 5777; probably sold before 1939 to Cooper]; Douglas Cooper, London (before 1939–d. 1984; estate no. DC 18/17; his bequest to McCarty Cooper); his partner and adopted son, William McCarty Cooper, London (1984–86; sold in November 1986 to Lauder); Leonard A. Lauder, New York (1986–2013; transferred on April 8, 2013 to the Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Trust); The Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Trust, New York (2013–16; gift to MMA)

Paris. Galerie L'Effort Moderne. "Oeuvre par Fernand Léger," February 5–28, 1919, no. 47 [probably this picture].

Kunstmuseum Basel. "Douglas Cooper und die Meister des Kubismus," November 22, 1987–January 17, 1988, no. 34 (as "Mann in mechanischer Landschaft/Man in a Mechanical Landscape").

London. Tate Gallery. "Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism," February 3–April 4, 1988, no. 34.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Picasso, Braque, Léger, Gris: Drawings from the Douglas Cooper Collection," June 16–July 31, 1988, no. 34.

Houston. Museum of Fine Arts. "Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger: Douglas Cooper Collecting Cubism," October 14–December 30, 1990, no. 33 (as "Man in a Mechanical Landscape").

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger: Douglas Cooper Collecting Cubism," January 31–April 21, 1991, no. 33.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. June 11–October 7, 1991 (on view in Gallery 902).

New York. Pierpont Morgan Library. "New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950," May 20–August 29, 1999, no. 34 (as "Man in a Mechanical Landscape").

Philadelphia Museum of Art. "Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis," October 14, 2013–January 5, 2014, unnumbered cat. (as "Man in a Mechanical Landscape").

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection," October 20, 2014–February 16, 2015, no. 40.

Dorothy M. Kosinski. Douglas Cooper and the Masters of Cubism. Exh. cat., Kunstmuseum Basel. Basel, 1987, pp. 115, 131 n. 121, p. 207, no. 34, ill. p. 116.

Dorothy M. Kosinski. Picasso, Braque, Gris, Léger: Douglas Cooper Collecting Cubism. Exh. cat., Museum of Fine Arts. Houston, 1990, p. 61, no. 33.

Christian Derouet, ed. Correspondances Fernand Léger–Léonce Rosenberg, 1917–1937. Paris, 1996, p. 32, n. 1, p. 260, inv. no. 5777, p. 287, no. 47.

Emily Braun in New York Collects: Drawings and Watercolors, 1900–1950. Exh. cat., Pierpont Morgan Library. New York, 1999, p. 98, no. 34, ill. p. 99.

"Objects Promised to the Museum during the Year 2012–2013." The Metropolitan Museum of Art, One Hundred Forty-third Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 2012, through June 30, 2013 (2013), p. 46, as "Man in a Mechanical Landscape (Homme dans un paysage mécanique)".

Anna Vallye, ed. Léger: Modern Art and the Metropolis. Exh. cat., Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia, 2013, p. 268, pl. 19.

Christopher Green in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, pp. 202, no. 40, ill. p. 209 (color).

Anna Jozefacka and Luise Mahler in Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection. Ed. Emily Braun and Rebecca Rabinow. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2014, pp. 272–73.

"The Leonard A. Lauder Cubist Collection: A Conversation with Emily Braun and Pepe Karmel." IFAR Journal 16, no. 3 (2015), p. 43, fig. 19B (color).



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