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    Sale 2138

    Impressionist /Modern Art

    11 February 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 77

    Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965)

    Trois femmes assises

    Price Realised  

    Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret, 1887-1965)
    Trois femmes assises
    signed and dated 'Le Corbusier 40-46' (lower right)
    washed pastel on paper
    24¾ x 19 in. (62.9 x 48.3 cm.)
    Executed in 1946


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    Eric Mouchet has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

    The current work is a study for a lithograph the artist created for renowned lithographer Fernand Mourlot in celebration of the 100th anniversary of his printing company. On this occasion Mourlot asked several of his artist friends to create works that were ultimately printed for the Mourlot Centennial Portfolio in 1952.

    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner, 2000.