7 May 2009
PROPERTY FROM A DISTINGUISHED EUROPEAN COLLECTION
Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
Deux femmes drapées
signed with initials, dated and dedicated 'F.L. 29 a Rose Remember! New York nov. 31 FLeger' (lower right)
gouache and pencil on paper
9 x 12 3/8 in. (20.9 x 31.5 cm.)
Executed in 1929
Perls Galleries, New York.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, New York, 12 November 1988, lot 195.
Acquired at the above sale by the late owner.
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This work derives from a series of studies for the 1928 painting Deux danseuses (Bauquier, no. 563): see J. Cassou and J. Leymarie, Fernand Léger, Drawings and Gouaches, New York, 1973, pp. 110- 111.
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