Artist: Fernand Leger
Artwork: La Joconde Aux Cles (1Er Etat)
Size: 65 x 54 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1930
Marks: Signed and dated 'F. LEGER 30' (lower right); signed and dated again and titled 'FLEGER.30 LA Joconde aux cles' (on the reverse)
Provenance: Paul Rosenberg, Paris and New York (circa 1935); Daniel Varenne, Paris (acquired from the previous, November 1967); Nathan Cummings, New York; Estate sale, Christie's, New York, 13 November 1985, lot 334; Shigeki Ishizuka, Tokyo; David Tunkl Fine Art, Los Angeles; Acquired from the previous by the late owners, July 2010.
Exhibition history: New York, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Paintings by Fernand Leger, February 1931, no. 13 (illustrated); London, Rosenberg & Helft, Ltd., Works by Leger, January-February 1938, no. 15 (with incorrect cataloguing); Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Fernand Leger, May-June 1938, no. 44; London, Gimpel Fils, Fernand Leger, June-August 1965, no. 13 (illustrated in color on the cover); The Art Institute of Chicago, Major Works from the Collection of Nathan Cummings, October-December 1973, p. 65, no. 56 (illustrated).