FERNAND LÉGER (French, 1881-1955)
    Feuille rouge, 1950
    Gouache, watercolor over pencil on paper, squared for transfer
    11-7/8 x 15-3/4 inches (30.2 x 39.9 cm)
    Initialed and dated lower right: FL 50

    Acquired directly from the artist
    Private collection, Denmark
    Heinz Berggruen, Berlin
    Sotheby's, New York, May 11, 1988, lot 185
    Private collection (acquired from the above)
    Sotheby's, New York, November 10, 2000, lot 316
    Property from the Estate of Barry and Rochelle Lazar, Los Angeles (acquired from the above)

    Condition Report*:

    Minor even toning to work, somewhat more moderate inside mat line; some light wrinkling and hand creases, especially at corners and more pronounced at left corner and left side; thumbtack holes in corners, due to artist's working technique, though not visible inside composition at bottom; a three-inch minor repair to verso at middle left side, due to artist's deep incised lines; lightly tabbed at top; initial and date somewhat faded due to use of red pencil.  Overall, generally in good condition.  Framed Dimensions 21 X 26 Inches

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