7 November 2007
Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
La figure à la fleur
signed with initials 'F.L.' (lower right); stamped with initials 'F.L.' (on the reverse)
gouache and brush and India ink on paper laid down on board
22 7/8 x 17½ in. (58.1 x 44.5 cm.)
Painted circa 1948
Estate of the artist.
Private collection, Japan.
Private collection, Paris.
Jeffrey H. Loria & Co., New York (acquired from the above).
Waddington Galleries, London.
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
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