7 May 2014
Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
signed with initials, dated, dedicated and signed 'F.L. 46 A Gregory le gagnant du gros lot 1950 F Léger Amicalement' (lower right)
gouache and brush and India ink over pencil on toned paper
12 7/8 x 9¾ in. (32.8 x 24.9 cm.)
Painted in 1946
Bruce Gregory, Sarasota (gift from the artist, 1950).
By descent from the above to the present owner, 2002.
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