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    Sale 7562

    Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale

    4 February 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 54

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

    La grappe de raisin

    Price Realised  

    Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
    La grappe de raisin
    signed and dated 'F. Leger.32' (lower right); signed again, titled and dated 'La grappe de raisin F Leger 32' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    23¾ x 36¼ in. (60 x 92 cm.)
    Painted in 1932


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    Provenance

    The artist's studio (no. 24b).
    Mme Nadia Léger.
    Louis Carré, Paris (no. D. 297).
    Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (no. 07082).
    Perls Galleries, New York.
    David Bonnier, Stockholm.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that this work is signed, titled and dated 'La grappe de raisin F Leger 32' (on the reverse).


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR


    Literature

    M. Jardot, Fernand Léger, Paris, 1956 (illustrated pl. 9).
    G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger: catalogue raisonné, 1932-1937, vol. V, Paris, 1996, no. 797, p. 16 (illustrated p. 17).


    Exhibited

    Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Retrospectiv Utställning Fernand Léger, May - June 1948, no. 21.
    Paris, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Exposition F. Léger, June - October 1956, no. 81 (illustrated p. 233); this exhibition later travelled to Munich, Haus der Kunst, March - May 1957, no. 69.
    Copenhagen, Charlottenborg, Fernand Léger, Malerier, tegninger og grafik, 1959, no. 69 (illustrated).
    Stockholm, Svensk-Franska Kunstgalleriet, Fernand Léger, March 1961, no. 2).
    Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Fernand Léger 1881-1955, October - November 1964, no. 47.
    London, Gimpel Fils, Fernand Léger, June - August 1965, no. 18 (illustrated).
    Colmar, Musée d'Unterlinden, Fernand Léger 1881-1955, June-September 1966, no. 7.
    Chicago, International Galleries, Retrospective Exhibition 1909-1955 , November - December 1966, no. 31 (illustrated p. 38).
    Paris, Grand Palais, Fernand Léger, October 1971 - January 1972, no. 119 (illustrated p. 90).