3 February 2010
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Nature morte aux deux fruits
signed and dated 'F.LEGER.38' (lower right); signed, dated and inscribed 'NATURE-MORTE aux 2 fruits F.LEGER 38' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
21 3/8 x 25¾ in. (54.2 x 65.4 cm.)
Painted in 1938
André Lejard and thence by descent.
Anonymous sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 13 December 1991, lot 82.
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G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger, Catalogue raisonné 1938-1943, Paris, 1998, no. 1018 (illustrated p. 75; titled 'Nature morte aux six fruits').
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