• Impressionist/Modern Works on  auction at Christies

    Sale 2312

    Impressionist/Modern Works on Paper Featuring Property from the Collection of Mrs Sidney F. Brody

    5 May 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 116

    Fernand Leger (1881-1955)

    Les Oiseaux

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    Estimate

    Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
    Les Oiseaux
    signed, dated and with ceramicist's mark 'F. LEGER. 53 R. BRICE ceramiste. BIOT. FRANCE AM' (lower right)
    painted and glazed ceramic
    39¾ x 78 in. (101 x 198.1 cm.)
    Executed in 1953


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    This lot is comprised of eight numbered panels.

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    Provenance

    Acquired from the artist by Mr. and Mrs. Sidney F. Brody, January 1954.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Collection of Mrs. Sidney F. Brody


    Literature

    Y. Brunhamer, Fernand Léger, The Monumental Art, Milan, 2005, pp. 130-131 and 212, no. 136 (another version illustrated).