29 June 2000
Fernand Léger (1881-1955)
signed and dedicated 'à Madame AAlto cordialement F Léger' (lower right); inscribed 'B-23' (on the reverse)
gouache, watercolour, brush and black ink and pencil on buff paper, squared for transfer
10 x 12¾in. (25.4 x 32.4cm.)
Executed circa 1940
Given directly by the artist to Mme. Aalto, Helsinki (circa 1940). Thence by descent to the present owner.
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This work was given by the artist to the wife of Alvar Aalto, the famous Finnish modernist architect and designer.
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