La Fin du monde filmée par l'Ange N.-D.

Illustrated by Ferdinand (Fernand) Léger (French, 1881–1955), Author Blaise Cendrars (Swiss, worked in France, 1887–1961), Publisher Editions de La Sirène, Publisher Jean Cocteau (French, 1889–1963)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Castleman, Century of Artists Books, pp. 170-71; Saphire, p. 299


Overall: 31.7 x 24.9 x 0.5 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 22 photo-mechanical linecuts, of which 20 have hand-colored stencil (pochoir) additions

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Éditions de La Sirène, 1919) Large quarto; 30 leaves; original decorative tan paper wraps.

Abstracted illustrations, often incorporating text

Paris: Éditions de La Sirène, 1919


Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles/San Francisco, October 2003; Ars Libri, Ltd., Boston, from whom purchased by MFA.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund