Lot 423
  • 423

Fernand Léger

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
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Description

  • Fernand Léger
  • Troncs d'arbres
  • Signed with the initials F.L. and dated 51 (lower right)
  • Gouache and brush and ink on paper
  • 25 5/8 by 19 5/8 in.
  • 65 by 50.2 cm

Provenance

Alexander Liberman, New York (acquired from the artist)
Private Collection, New York (acquired from the above)
Gagosian Gallery, New York
Private Collection, Europe (and sold: Sotheby's, New York, May 6, 2010, lot 424)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner 

Condition

Executed on cream wove paper, not laid down, T-hinged to the mount at two points along the top edge. There are artist's pinholes to the center of the top edge of the sheet. Verso shows evidence of previous acidic mount. Apart from a flattened crease running horizontally across the center of the work and some time staining to the exposed section of the sheet, this work is in good condition.
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