6 November 2013
After a design by Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
Oiseaux dans les fleurs
with signature 'F. LEGER' (in the weave lower right) and with the mark of the Frères Pinton atelier and numbered '6' (in the weave lower left)
hand-woven Aubusson wool tapestry
74½ x 104¾ in. (189.2 x 266 cm.)
Executed by the Pinton Frères atelier circa 1953
Jane Kahan Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the present owner, April 1999.
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The present tapestry was based on the 1953 painting Deux oiseaux dans les fleurs.
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