Nature Morte A La Pipe Sur Fond Orange
Artwork: Nature Morte A La Pipe Sur Fond Orange
Size: 92 x 64.8 cm
Medium: Oil on canvas
Creation year: 1928
Marks: Signed F. Leger and dated 28 (lower right); signed F. Leger, inscribed Nature morte definitif and dated 28 (on the reverse)
Category: Paintings
Provenance: Paul Rosenberg (acquired from the artist, likely by 1929); Richard Davis, New York (and sold: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, April 13, 1944, lot 87); Jacques Seligmann & Co., New York (acquired at the previous sale); The artist, France (acquired by 1955); Nadia Leger, France (by descent from the previous in 1955); Musee national Fernand Leger, Biot (acquired from the previous by 1964); Private Collection (acquired by 1971); Galerie Louise Leiris, Paris (acquired by 1980); Wally Findlay Gallery, New York ; Private Collection, Switzerland (and sold: Sotheby's, London, December 4, 1984, lot 49); Acquired at the previous sale
Exhibition history: Rouen, Musee des Beaux Arts, Les Grandes etapes de l'art moderne, 1954, no. 63; Lyon, Musee de Lyon, Fernand Leger, 1955, no. 40; Paris, Musee des Arts Decoratifs & Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Fernand Leger 1881-1955, 1956, no. 64, illustrated in the catalogue; Munich, Haus der Kunst, Fernand Léger, 1881-1955, 1957, no. 51, illustrated in the catalogue; Zurich, Kunsthaus, Fernand Leger, 1957, no. 69; Liege, Musée de l'art wallon, Leger-Matisse-Picasso-Miro-Laurens-Magnelli-Arp-Hartung-Jacobsen, 1958, no. 9; Stockholm, Moderna Museet, Fernand Léger, 1964, no. 28; London, Tate Gallery, Leger and Purist Paris, 1970-71, no. 72; Paris, Grand Palais, Fernand Leger, 1971-72, no. 106, illustrated in the catalogue; Fukuoka, Centre Culture; Nagoya, Galerie Meitetsu & Tokyo, Galerie Seibu, Fernand Leger, 1972, no. 24, illustrated in the catalogue; Berlin, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Fernand Leger, 1881-1955, 1980-81, no. 56, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Basel, Galerie Beyeler, Leger, 1881-1981, 1981, no. 23, illustrated in color in the catalogue; Biot, Musée national Fernand Leger, Hommage a Fernand Leger 1881-1955, Exposition du Centenaire, 1981, no. 44, illustrated in the catalogue; Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Fernand Leger - Selected Works from a Private Collection, 1994, illustrated in color in the catalogue

Sotheby's New York

Date: 2019-11-12
Lot Number: 37
Low Estimate: $1200000 [+33%]
High Estimate: $1800000 [-11%]
Hammer Price: $1600000
Sold For: $1940000