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(FRENCH, 1881 - 1955)
Christie's, New York
Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (Sale 12145)
oil on canvas
25.43 in. (64.60 cm.) (height) by 19.76 in. (50.20 cm.) (width)
signed and dated 'F. LÉGER 25' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled 'F.LEGER 25 Femme portant une statuette' (on the reverse)
New York, Perls Galleries, Fernand Léger, October-November 1952, no. 7 (illustrated). Houston, Institute for the Arts, Rice University, Léger: Our Contemporary, April-June 1978, p. 29, no. 13 (illustrated). Houston, The Menil Collection, Byzantine Things in the World, May-August 2013.
C. Zervos, "Fernand Léger: Oeuvres de 1905 à 1952" in Cahiers d'Art, 1952, p. 23 (illustrated in color; titled Femme à la statuette). G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint, 1925-1928, Paris, 1993, vol. III, p. 78, no. 435 (illustrated in color, p. 79; illustrated in color again on the cover)
Galerie l'Effort Moderne (Léonce Rosenberg), Paris (acquired from the artist). Yvonne Zervos, Paris (acquired from the above). Perls Galleries, New York (acquired from the above, June 1952). Janie C. Lee Gallery, Houston. Acquired from the above by the present owner, January 1979.
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