2 December 2015 Russian Art Auctions

2 December 2015

Artist Index / Full Catalogue

Design for the Tapestry "Les travaux des champs"

§ 59. FÉRAT, SERGE (1881-1958)

Design for the Tapestry "Les travaux des champs"

Pencil, oil and gouache on paper, laid on canvas, 82.5 by 59.5 cm.
20,000-30,000 GBP

Executed c. 1949.

The present lot is a design for one of the three tapestries, commissioned to Férat by the General Administration of the National Manufacturers of Furniture and Tapestries of France in 1953–1954, executed at the Beauvais factory in 1953.

Provenance: Bequest from the artist to Haba Roussot, 1958.
Collection of the above, until 2001.
Thence by descent.
Hommage à Serge Férat, collection Haba et Alban Roussot, Artcurial, Hôtel Dassault, Paris, 22 October 2007, lot 703.

Literature: J. Warnod, Serge Férat. Un cubiste russe à Paris, Paris, Conti, 2010, p. 121, illustrated and listed.

Notes on symbols:
* Indicates 5% Import Duty Charge applies.
Ω Indicates 20% Import Duty Charge applies.
§ Indicates Artist's Resale Right applies.
† Indicates Standard VAT scheme applies, and the rate of 20% VAT will be charged on both hammer price and premium.