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    Sale 2046

    Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale

    6 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 112

    Fernand Leger (1881-1955)

    Les deux mannequins

    Price Realised  

    Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
    Les deux mannequins
    signed with initials 'F.L.' (lower right)
    gouache and brush and India ink over pencil on paper
    18½ x 12 7/8 in. (47 x 32.7 cm.)
    Painted in 1938


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    Provenance

    (possibly) Collection Koenigsberg, Leverkusen.
    Galerie d'Art Craven, Paris.
    Alex and Rita K. Hillman, New York (acquired from the above, July 1958).
    Gift from the above to the present owner, October 1968.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation*


    Literature

    E. Braun, et al., Manet to Matisse, The Hillman Family Collection, Seattle and London, 1994, p. 96, no. 27 (illustrated in color, p. 97).


    Exhibited

    Laramie, The University of Wyoming Art Center, The Hillman Collection, November 1972.
    Jacksonville Art Museum and Corpus Christi, Art Museum of South Texas, The Alex Hillman Collection, October 1973-January 1974, no. 15 (illustrated).
    Roslyn, Nassau County Museum of Fine Arts, Modern Masters: Paintings and Drawings from the Alex Hillman Family Foundation, December 1977-February 1978, no. 16 (illustrated).
    New York University, Grey Art Gallery and Study Center and Ann Arbor, University of Michgan Museum of Art, Cézanne/Léger, February-December 1980.


    Post Lot Text

    *This lot may be exempt from sales tax as set forth in the Sales Tax Notice in the back of the catalogue.