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    Sale 12071

    Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sale

    13 May 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1305

    Fernand Leger (1881-1955)

    Composition sur fond jaune

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    Estimate

    Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
    Composition sur fond jaune
    signed and dated 'F. LEGER 47' (lower right); signed again, dated and titled 'F LEGER 47 composition sur fond jaune' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    10 ¾ x 18 1/8 in. (27 x 46 cm.)
    Painted in 1947


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    Provenance

    Herbert J. Benevy, New York.
    William Ward, New York (acquired from the above, 1949).
    Greer Gallery, New York (acquired from the above).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1970.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional exhibition for the present lot:
    Louisville, Kentucky, The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Art in Louisville, November 1970-January 1971.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger, Catalogue raisonné, 1944-1948, Paris, 2000, vol. 7, p. 182, no. 1270 (illustrated).


    Exhibited

    Louisville, Kentucky, The J.B. Speed Art Museum, Art in Louisville, November 1970-January 1971.