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    Sale 7562

    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

    4 February 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 55

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

    Deux femmes tenant des fleurs

    Price Realised  

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
    Deux femmes tenant des fleurs
    signed and dated 'F. Léger 54' (lower right); signed again and titled 'Deux femmes tenant des fleurs F. Leger.54' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    21¼ x 25 5/8 in. (54 x 65 cm.)
    Painted in 1954


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    Provenance

    The artist's studio (no. 354).
    Frank Elgar, Paris.
    Paul Haim, Paris.
    Galerie Melki, Paris.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1992.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is signed and titled 'Deux femmes tenant des fleurs F. Leger.54' (on the reverse).

    Please note that Georges Bauquier has authenticated this painting in the form of a signed, stamped and dated label on the reverse.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE MONEGASQUE COLLECTOR


    Exhibited

    Mont-de-Marsan, Musée Despiau-Wlérick, Fernand Léger, July - August 1974, no. 13.
    Montauban, Musée Ingres, Fernand Léger, June - September 1977, no. 27 (illustrated p. 23).
    Issoire, Centre culturel, Fernand Léger: oeuvres de 1928 à 1955, July - September 1988, no. 14 (illustrated).