Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
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Fernand Léger (1881-1955)

La charmeuse d'oiseaux

Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
La charmeuse d'oiseaux
titled 'la charmeuse d'oiseaux' (lower center)
gouache, brush and black ink over pencil on paper laid down on card
4 1/8 x 3 1/8 in. (10.5 x 8 cm.)
Wallace K. Harrison, New York (acquired from the artist).
Gift from the above to the late owners, December 1969.
M. Potter et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: European Works of Art, New York, 1984, vol. I, p. 292, no. 117 (illustrated).
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Lot Essay

"This tiny Léger gouache is a study for a larger painting which was done for my brother Nelson. The study belonged to Wallace K. Harrison and was given to us one year at Christmas. Harrison was a very good friend of Léger's and had a number of his paintings, many of which had been given to him by the artist." —David Rockefeller

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