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    Sale 7562

    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

    4 February 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 56

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

    Composition (deux femmes)

    Price Realised  

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
    Composition (deux femmes)
    indistinctly signed 'F. Leger' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    21¼ x 31¾ in. (53.9 x 80.6 cm.)
    Painted circa 1929-1930


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    Provenance

    Sylvain Durand, Paris.
    Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 13851/6839).
    Galerie Nuendorf, Hamburg.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner circa 1982.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED GERMAN COLLECTION


    Literature

    G. Néret, Léger, Paris, 1990, no. 224 (illustrated p. 170).
    G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger: catalogue raisonné, 1929-1931, vol. IV, Paris, 1995, no. 661, p. 102 (illustrated p. 103).


    Exhibited

    London, Marlborough Fine Art, Fernand Léger: Paintings, Drawings, Lithographs, Ceramics, December 1954 - January 1955, no. 9 (illustrated).
    Lyon, Musée des Beaux-Arts, Fernand Léger, June - September 1955, no. 37.
    Tokyo, Seibu Galleries, Rétrospective Fernand Léger, March - April 1972, no. 32 (illustrated); this exhibition later travelled to Nagoya, Meitetsu Galleries, April 1972, and Fukuoka, Cultural Centre, May 1972.
    Geneva, Musée de l'Athénée, Léger: huiles, gouaches, dessins, sculptures, lithographies, gravures, July - October 1979, no. 15 (illustrated).
    Cologne, Galerie Gmurzynska, Fernand Léger, April - July 1985 (illustrated p. 45).
    Tokyo, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art, Fernand Léger, November - December 1993, no. 20 (illustrated pp. 106-107); this exhibition later travelled to Nara, Prefectural Museum of Art, January - February 1994; Takamatsu, City Museum of Art, February - March 1994 and Biot, Musée national Fernand Léger, April - June 1994.