26 June 2002
Fernand Léger (1880-1955)
signed and dated '36 F.Léger' (lower right); signed, titled and dated 'Etude pour 'Le papillon' F.Leger 36' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
18¼ x 21¾ in. (46.4 x 55.2 cm.)
Painted in 1936
The artist's studio, no. 169.
Frank Elgar, Paris.
Blue Moon Gallery, USA.
Galerie Schindler, Berne.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 30 November 1988, lot 204.
Anon. sale, Sotheby's, London, 27 June 1990, lot 163.
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G. Bauquier, Fernand Léger, Catalogue raisonné, 1932-1937, Paris, 1996, no. 893 (illustrated p. 175).
Marseille, Musée Cantini, Fernand Léger, June-Aug. 1966, no. 57.
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