24 June 2008
PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF J. IRWIN AND XENIA S. MILLER
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
Les deux femmes au perroquet
signed with the initials and dated 'F.L. 54' (lower right)
glazed ceramic relief
35 x 29 in. (89 x 73.6 cm.)
Executed in 1954
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York, by whom acquired from the artist in 1954.
Babs Simpson, New York.
Sidney Janis Gallery, New York.
Acquired from the above by the late owners in May 1972.
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New York, Sidney Janis Gallery, 10th anniversary exhibition, September - November 1958, no. 93.
Biot, Musée national Fernand Léger, Fernand Léger, 1960.
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