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Fernand Léger

La Roue de l'échelle

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Fernand Léger

Fernand Léger

La Roue de l'échelle

La Roue de l'échelle

Estimate:

800,000

to
- 1,200,000 USD

Lot sold:

927,500

USD

Property from an Important Private Collection, Chicago

Fernand Léger

1881 - 1955

La Roue de l'échelle


Signed F. Léger and dated 47 (lower right)

Oil on canvas

36 ¼ by 23 ⅝ in. (92 by 65.2 cm)

Framed: 50 ⅝ by 37 ⅞ in. (128.7 by 96 cm)

Painted in 1947.

The work is in very good condition. The canvas is unlined. Some minor wear to all four corners. There is a letter from Georges Bauquier adhered to the reverse of the canvas. Under UV light: some minor scattered strokes of inpainting along the edges to address old frame abrasion, otherwise fine.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris
Svensk-Franska Konstgalleriet, Stockholm
Private Collection, Denmark
Private Collection, Europe (acquired from the above in 1956)
Harriet Griffin Fine Arts, Inc., New York
Acquired from the above by 1985
David Cooper, Fernand Léger et le nouvel espace, Geneva, 1949, illustrated p. 143
Svend Schultz, Hvor der moderne Kunst star i daag, Copenhagen, 1951, illustrated in color on the cover
Georges Bauquier, Fernand Léger, Catalogue raisonné de l'oeuvre peint 1944-1948, Paris, 2000, no. 1279, illustrated in color p. 193
Gothenburg, Konsthall, Utställning Fransk Konst, 1949, no. 83
Malmö, Malmö Museum, Fransk Konst, 1951, no. 95