5 May 2005
Fernand Leger (1881-1955)
Etude pour Nature morte à la bouteille
signed with initials and dated 'FL 49' (lower right)
watercolor, gouache, brush and black ink on buff paper squared for transfer
12 5/8 x 16¾ in. (32 x 42.7 cm.)
Painted in 1949
Fairweather-Hardin Gallery, Chicago.
Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1958.
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The present watercolor is a study for the 1949 painting Nature morte à la bouteille (Bauquier, no. 1335).
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