La Femme Et Lenfant
Artwork: La Femme Et Lenfant
Size: 91.8 x 65 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1921
Marks: Signed and dated 'F. LEGER 21' (lower right); signed and dated again, titled and inscribed 'F. LEGER 21 La femme et l'enfant definitif' (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Artwork details : Painted in March 1921
Provenance: Galerie de l'Effort Moderne (Leonce Rosenberg), Paris (acquired from the artist, 4 April 1921); Paul Rosenberg, Paris and Tours (acquired from the previous, circa June 1925); Confiscated from the previous following the Nazi occupation of France in May 1940; Restituted to Paul Rosenberg after 1945; The New Gallery, Inc. (Eugene V. Thaw), New York (circa 1959); Paul Kantor, Beverly Hills; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene V. Klein, Beverly Hills (by 1964); Lionel Prejger, Paris; Acquired from the previous by the family of the present owners, 1971
Exhibition history: Kunsthaus Zurich, Fernand Leger, April-May 1933, p. 11, no. 98 (with inverted dimensions); Paris, Galerie Paul Rosenberg, Exposition d'oeuvres de Leger, February 1937, no. 10 (titled Mere et enfant); London, Rosenberg & Helft, Ltd., Exhibition of Works by Leger, January-February 1938, no. 4 (with inverted dimensions); Paris, Galerie Maeght, Derriere le miroir, October-December 1955, no. 2 (illustrated; illustrated again in color, p. 14); New York, Paul Rosenberg & Co., Braque, Gris, Leger, Picasso, September-October 1959, no. 10; Pasadena Art Museum, A View of the Century, November-December 1964, no. 10 (illustrated; titled Mother and Child)

Christie's New York

Date: 2019-11-11
Lot Number: 19A
Low Estimate: $8000000
High Estimate: $12000000