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Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Etudes pour le décor de ballet David Triomphant
gouache and pencil on paper
8¼ x 10¼in. (21 x 26cm.)
6 x 8in. (15 x 20.3cm.)

Executed circa 1936 (2)
Jean Badovici, Paris
Anon. sale, Sotheby's London, 6 June 1979, Lot 146, from whom purchased by present owner

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Fernand Léger designed the costumes and decor for David Triomphant, a ballet in two acts and three scenes. The music was composed by Debussy and Moussorgsky. Its premier was in Paris in 1936.


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