Éléments mécaniques (Mechanical Elements) Artist: Fernand Léger (French, 1881–1955)


Modern and Contemporary Art

On view, 3rd floor, Modern and Contemporary Art and Design

Oil on canvas


36 × 26 in. (91.4 × 66 cm)
framed: 43 3/4 × 33 1/8 × 2 3/4 in. (111.1 × 84.1 × 7 cm)

Credit Line

Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection

Accession Number



20th century


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Galerie Leonce Rosenberg, Paris (stock no. 8971). Private Collection, by 1950. Private Collection, by 1992. Charles B. Benenson (1913–2004), Greenwich, Conn., by 2004; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2004
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  • Cathleen Chaffee, Eye on a Century: Modern and Contemporary Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 38–39, 173, no. 7
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007), 239
  • Georges Bauquier and Nelly Maillard, Fernand Leger, Catalogue Raisonne: 1920–1924, 2 (Paris: Aimé Maeght, 1992), 294, no. 369, ill
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Object/Work type

abstract (general art genre)


Signed and dated '24 lower right

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