Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Composition à la feuille
signed and dated 'F. LÉGER 26' (lower right)
oil on canvas
18 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. (46 x 38.3 cm.)
Painted in 1926
Paul Raffray, Paris.
Anonymous sale, Sotheby's, London, 25 June 1986, lot 184.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 8 December 1986, lot 70.
Anonymous sale, Me Galateau, Limoges, 29 March 1987, lot 226.
Galerie Sfeir-Semler, Kiel.
Achenbach Kunsthandel, Dusseldorf, by 1993.
Acquired by the present owner from the above on 25 November 1996.
G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger, Catalogue raisonné, vol. III, 1925-1928, Paris, 1993, no. 465, p. 128 (illustrated p. 129).
HypoVereinsbank, Sammlung HypoVereinsbank. Von der klassischen Moderne bis zur Gegenwart, Munich, 2000, p. 18 (illustrated p. 19).
Munich, HVB Kunst Palais, Schönes Schwarz - Weiß, August - September 2005.
Herford, Museum MARTa, Things are queer. Highlights der Sammlung UniCredit, February - June 2011.
Bologna, MAMbo, La Grande Magia, October 2013 - February 2014, p. 62 (illustrated).
Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
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